Grande Prairie Area Update

Wildfire located 12 km North East of Musreau Lake Under Control| Grande Prairie Forest Area- June 3, 2019 1330hrs

Posted on Mon, Jun 03, 2019


The Grande Prairie Forest Area has received a little precipitation over the past 24 hours and that has helped our crews gain control of wildfire GWF 031. Today the Grande Prairie Forest Area will experience high west winds at 35km/hr gusting to 55km/hr. If you are working, living or recreating in the forested areas, please take caution as a wildfire can get big quickly under the current conditions. Always carry firefighting equipment and report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE.

The 2.2 hectare Wildfire 12 km North East of Musreau (GWF 031) is listed as Under Control. Alberta wildfire Crews are now in the Mop-up stage and are working to fully extinguished this wildfire. 



Jurisdictions outside the Forest Protection Area (FPA), including municipalities and provincial parks, may issue their own fire restrictions or bans. Please check daily for detailed information about restrictions and locations


The wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie area is Very High. A Fire Ban and an Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction  is in place for parts of the Province of Alberta, including the Grande Prairie Forest Area effective May 22, 2019.  Existing Fire Permits are canceled and no new fire permits will be issued. Many municipalities outside the Forest Protection Area also have fire bans and restrictions. The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve. 

Copies of the Ministerial Orders of MO-010/19 and MO-011/19 on our External Website.

For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit



  • All open fires including campfires in campgrounds, back country and random camping areas and backyard fire pits.
  • Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.
  • Fireworks and exploding targets.
  • The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational use on all public lands. 


  • Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.
  • OHVs for industrial use, agricultural use, and traditional use by Indigenous peoples, as well as use on private lands. 




If you have health concerns related to Smoke, please check with Alberta Health Services or call 811 for 24/7 health advise from Alberta Health Link. For a smoke forecast map, visit Wildfire Smoke Forecasts for Western Canada.

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



Get the most up-to-date wildfire information for the entire province, download the free Alberta Wildfire Android or Apple products.  

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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235


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