The wildfire danger is MODERATE for the Grande Prairie Forest Area.
Wildfire Situation | October 10, 2023 - 3:30 p.m.
Since March 1, 2023 there have been 75 wildfires burning over 141,417 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. The southern half of the Grande Prairie Forest Area received heavy precipitation overnight and today while areas in the northern section of the forest have not received any significant rainfall and remain very dry. Please be careful when recreating in these areas and with fire of any kind.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province check Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.
Fire Bans, Restrictions and Advisories as well as Off-Highway Vehicle restrictions are in effect throughout several parts of Alberta. Before you head out into a forested area check AlbertaFireBans.ca to see a detailed map.
Before you burn it, get a fire permit. Until October 31st, fire permits are required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection Area (FPA). The only exception is for a cooking or warming campfire. 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 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.
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.
For information contact:
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation
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