The wildfire hazard for the Grande Prairie area has been lowered to High. Rain and cooler temperatures have reduced the wildfire hazard, but high wind and dry standing grass does remain a concern. we are urging Albertans to use extra caution while in the forested areas and respect the fire ban and OHV restriction in place. All forest fuels are extremely flammable and under windy conditions a fire will spread quickly.
A Fire Ban and an Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction Remains 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.
Get the most up to date information regarding fire bans at www.albertafirebans.ca
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 wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
- 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.
Thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfire, if you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235