Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 8, 2024

Posted on Sat, Jun 08, 2024


The wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now MODERATE due to cooler temperatures and recent rain showers.

A wildfire can still start in cooler conditions. Firefighters urge everyone to use caution when working or recreating outdoors and to report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

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If you are operating an off-highway vehicle (OHV) use caution, clear your hot spots, and carry a collapsible bucket and shovel. Sparks from rocks hitting heavy machinery, dragging chains and welding operations are all high-risk activities. 

Wildfire information

Since January 1, 2024, 33 wildfires have been reported in the Grande Prairie Forest Area burning nearly 175.65 hectares.

The Kleskun Creek Fire (GCU 007) was first detected May 10, 2024, 4 kilometers east of the town of Teepee Creek. Firefighters declared this wildfire under control at 1,298 hectares on May 19, 2024. A wildfire is considered under control when it has been successfully managed to ensure no further spread. During this stage, firefighters will monitor for fire activity and extinguish hotspots if detected.

Learn more about wildfire classifications.

2023 carryover wildfires

There is currently one carryover fire still from the 2023 wildfire season. GWF-018 2023 is listed as under control. Areas of this wildfire have remaining hotspots and are being monitored by firefighters.


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Please check daily for detailed information about restrictions and bans in your location including the Forest Protection Area (FPA), municipalities and provincial parks.

Fire permits

Before you burn it, get a fire permit. Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire.  Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.
Albertans 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

View a video about fire permits by clicking here


FireSmart exists to bring together Albertans, community leaders, Indigenous communities, governments, private industry, and others to create communities that are resilient to wildfire. Check out for upcoming training and events in your community.

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Download the Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on reporting wildfire, fire bans and fire updates across the province and much more all on your mobile device.
Available for Apple and Android.

To view wildfires on a map, visit the Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.

The Forest Protection Area is divided into 10 forest areas. Find the latest updates for each area here or subscribe to receive them in your inbox.

When wildfire danger is low to moderate, updates will be issued weekly. However, when the danger escalates to high or extreme levels, updates will be provided daily if fires are active and/ or out of control.

Expect your next wildfire update on June 10, 2024, unless conditions change.

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832-7235


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