Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Update October 17, 2023

Posted on Wed, Oct 11, 2023


The wildfire danger is MODERATE for the Grande Prairie Forest Area.

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 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.  

Due to wildfire activity in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, smoky conditions may occur. Visit to see where the smoke is coming from. Anyone with health concerns should visit Alberta Health Services or call 811 for health advice from Alberta Health Link.  

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province check Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.  

Wildfire 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 to see a detailed map.


Fire Permits

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.

Wildfire Information

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.


For information contact:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832-7235

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