Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update- August 15, 2021

Posted on Sun, Aug 15, 2021

gfx-hsb-wildfiredangerupdate-high.jpgThe wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is HIGH. 

Wildfire Situation as of August 15, 2021 at 5:00pm

At this time, there is one active wildfire in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, it is listed as Under Control (UC). 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

Expect smoke in the air for the next couple of days as a special air quality statement is in effect for the Grande Prairie Area. For the most accurate smoke forecast, go to FIRESMOKE CANADA. 




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 outside 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

    fire permits required

When operating equipment, clear debris from moving parts, check your muffler and keep equipment in good repair. Do not operate equipment in tall grass. Keep watch of your surroundings and ensure you have sufficient firefighting equipment and water available. Equipment fires or work related sparks, friction and hot exhaust can cause even small amounts of dry fuels to ignite into a wildfire.


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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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