Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - November 24, 2021

Posted on Wed, Nov 24, 2021

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Alberta Wildfire Survey

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End of wildfire season

Wildfire Situation

The 2021 wildfire season in Alberta ended on October 31. Permits are no longer required to burn within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Residents living outside the Forest Protection Area (FPA) can contact their municipality or local authority for more information about fire permit requirements.

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca 

The Grande Prairie Forest Area has deep layers of organic soils, this type of soil can ignite under debris piles and smolder over the winter months. This is commonly known as a holdover fire or ground fire. These fires often start during the fall and winter months as a result of improperly extinguished fires. Always check the ground after burning by digging deep and feeling for heat.  

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Do your part to prevent spring wildfires by always making sure your winter campfire is out before you leave. Soak it, stir it and soak it again! #ABWildfire 

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PICK A PROJECT

Everyone can participate and reduce wildfire risk, increase preparedness and help communities become FireSmart. Projects range from hour-long work bees to full-day activities. Check out  A toolkit For Neighbourhoods and get your Community Prep Day started.

Applications for the 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is now open Click here to apply.

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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

wildfire.alberta.ca

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