Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Wildfire Update August 18, 2020

Posted on Tue, Aug 18, 2020

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The fire danger is now HIGH for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. High temperatures, low humidity, and wind all contribute to increasing the fire danger. Lightning-related fires are more common in August during the late afternoon. If you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.

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GRANDE PRAIRIE FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | August 18, 2020 AT 4:30 p.m.

Since March 1, there have been 35 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

BEFORE YOU BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT

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

Thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires. If you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.

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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: (780) 832 7235

kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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