Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Update September 23, 2022

Posted on Fri, Sep 23, 2022

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The wildfire danger is MODERATE  for the Grande Prairie Forest Area

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Wind and drying conditions will increase wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area

This wildfire season the Grande Prairie Forest Area saw 71 wildfires burning nearly 98 hectares. For the latest information on wildfires across the province check out the Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.

Provincially in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 1,119 wildfires, burning a total of 143,439.79 ha. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca 

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What Can You Do To Prevent Wildfires 

When travelling on an off-high way vehicle, stop regularly and check around the exhaust and wheel wells for any buildup of flammable material. This is especially important when passing through areas of abundant dried grass. Debris can build up and begin to burn slowly with no flame. This smoldering debris will start to smoke and fall to the ground, potentially igniting a wildfire as you ride away.
Always carry firefighting equipment such as a shovel, an axe, and a receptacle of at least five litres of water. If you see a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473) on your cellular device to report it.


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

Fire Permits

During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area (FPA), with the exception of a campfire.  Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.
Albertans living or working in the Forest Protection Area of the province can request a free fire permit by contacting your local forestry office or using the new, convenient online Fire Permit Portal. 

County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648
Spirit River - (780) 814-1983
Valleyview - (780) 524-6576

For more information regarding fire permits, you can view our video by clicking here.

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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

 

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