Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update- August 14, 2021

Posted on Sat, Aug 14, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is VERY HIGH

Wildfire Situation as of August 14, 2021 at 9:00pm

At this time, there are two active wildfire in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. One is listed as Under Control (UC) the other is listed as Being Held (BH)  meaning with the resources currently committed to the fire that enough suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing boundaries. 

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 92 wildfires burning nearly 130 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit


Last year 88 per cent of wildfires were human-caused, meaning most wildfires are preventable. Caution is urged to anyone recreating or working in the Forest Protection Area of Grande Prairie. One spark could result in a major wildfire. Extreme wind speeds, low humidity and dry fuel conditions all contribute to a VERY HIGH wildfire danger. 


From March 1st  until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA). If you live within the FPA, please contact your local forestry office. Anyone living out

side the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.

  • County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648 

  • Spirit River – (780) 814-1983 

  • Valleyview – (780) 524-6576


Go to  Alberta Fire Bans for the most up to date information on advisories, restrictions and bans in your area. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.


The RCMP Forestry Crimes Unit coordinates forestry investigations within RCMP jurisdiction, and provides specialized wildfire expertise to detachment personnel and partner agencies. If you have information related to suspicious fires in your area, please contact your local RCMP Detachment, police or Crimestoppers.
1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at

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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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