Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 24, 2022

Posted on Tue, May 24, 2022

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

Windy weather and outdoor burning is a dangerous combination. During times of high wildfire danger, grass fires can start and spread fast. It is important to use caution while working or recreating in Alberta’s forests.

Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 12 wildfires burning nearly six hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. At this time, 11 of these fires have been extinguished and one is listed as under control. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca

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Where campfires are allowed, it is important that they are completely extinguished when you leave. Be prepared with plenty of water to soak it, stir it, feel for heat, and repeat until the area is cold to the touch. Never leave a fire unattended, you can be held liable for suppression costs if the campfire becomes a wildfire. During times of elevated fire danger, a campfire is not encouraged.

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The RCMP Forestry Crimes Unit coordinates forestry investigations within RCMP jurisdiction and provides specialized wildfire expertise to detachment personnel and partner agencies. If you have information related to suspicious fires in your area, please contact your local RCMP Detachment, police or Crime Stoppers.

1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com

Fire Permit Online

Albertans living and working in the Forest Protection Area of the province can now request a free fire permit using the new online fire permit portal.

From March 1st to October 31st, a fire permit is required for any type of outdoor burning in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta with the exception of a campfire for cooking or warming. Albertans living or working in the Forest Protection Area (FPA)  of the province can request a free fire permit by contacting your local forestry office or using the online Fire Permit Portal.


County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648

Spirit River – (780) 814-1983

Valleyview – (780) 524-6576

 

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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