Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 12, 2021

Posted on Thu, Aug 12, 2021

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The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now VERY HIGH. 

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Wildfire Situation

At this time, there is no active wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area.

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 90 wildfires burning nearly 130 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca

Do your part to prevent wildfire, know the fire danger before starting work each day, check local fire restrictions and adjust or postpone operations as necessary. Always check for a buildup of combustible residue around the engine and exhaust system.

Report a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473) or #FIRE on your cell phone.

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For the most up to date information on advisories, restrictions and bans in your area.Visit Alberta Fire Bans 

FIRE PERMITS 

From March 1st until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA). If you live within the FPA, please contact your local forestry office. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.

  • County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648 

  • Spirit River – (780) 814-1983 

  • Valleyview – (780) 524-6576

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On-going drought has led to early curing of fine fuels and the deep drying of the larger logs and downed timber. Firefighters urge off-highway vehicle, heavy equipment and agricultural operators to be cautious in these dry conditions, as they could unintentionally spark a fire.

 

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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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