Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update- August 16, 2021

Posted on Tue, Aug 17, 2021

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

Wildfire Situation as of August 17, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

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




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

Sparks & friction from operating equipment or hot exhaust can all produce enough heat to dry out caught-up debris. These hot fuels then drop off and smolder; ready to ignite into a wildfire. When operating equipment clear debris from moving parts. Always check your muffler and keep equipment in good repair. Do not operate equipment in tall grass and keep watch of your surroundings and ensure you have sufficient firefighting equipment and water available.


Emergency preparedness helps everyone. Being Emergency Ready  means we are better prepared to protect our families and communities during emergencies by knowing the risks, making a plan and building an emergency kit. 
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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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