GRANDE PRAIRIE FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | September 18, 2020 AT 2:30 p.m.
Since March 1, there have been 41 wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, burning more than 22 hectares. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
For the latest smoke forecast check out the Western Smoke Forecast.
As hunters head out into forested areas this fall it is important to remember that small cooking and warming fires that are not properly extinguished can burn deep into the ground and holdover for the winter months. To avoid accidentally starting a spring wildfire, it's important to check all burn areas to ensure they are out. To properly extinguish a fire, completely soak the area with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again.
BEFORE YOU BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT
Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning within the Forest Protection Area without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. Do not burn during windy conditions. You must evaluate the weather at your specific location and follow the conditions on your permit. You are responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Extinguish all fire before the permit expires. Contact your local fire guardian or an Agriculture and Forestry office for a permit.
Spirit River (780) 814 1983
Valleyview (780) 524 6576
County West (780) 814 1648
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235