Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update - July 9, 2021

Posted on Fri, Jul 09, 2021


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

Properly maintained and safe use of outdoor equipment and vehicles can greatly reduce the chances of sparking a wildfire. During dry periods, avoid mowing around dead grass and weeds and watch out for rocks near mowing operations; metal blades can strike rocks and create sparks.

When working or recreating in the Forest Protection Area, be prepared to extinguish an accidental fire by having water and a shovel. A small fire actioned early may avoid the catastrophic impacts of large severe wildfires.




Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 67 wildfires burning nearly 65 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit

Fire Restriction wide

A FIRE RESTRICTION remains in place for Grande Prairie Forest due to hot and dry conditions, which will increase the fire danger. The fire restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve or change.

Under this restriction:

  • Existing fire permits are suspended;
  • All outdoor fires presently burning under permit must be extinguished, unless approved to continue by a Forest Officer;
  • Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds and backyard fire pits are allowed.


  • Wood campfires on public land
  • Fireworks and exploding targets


  • Wood campfires on private land
  • Wood campfires within provincial campgrounds in a designated campfire ring
  • Backyard fire pits on private land
  • Charcoal briquette barbeques
  • Propane or natural gas fueled appliances
  • Indoor wood fires
  • Open flame oil devices


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  • Wildfire smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia is now impacting the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For the an accurate forecast of wildfire smoke, go to FIRESMOKE CANADA for hourly ground-level concentration of smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.
  • Emergency preparedness helps everyone. Being Emergency Ready  means we are better prepared to protect our families and ourselves during emergencies by knowing the risks, making a plan  and building an emergency kit. 



A fire restriction is in effect, all active permits are suspended including burn barrels and no new fire permits will be issued until conditions change.

Check 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.

From March 1st until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA).

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

  • Spirit River – (780) 814-1983 

  • Valleyview – (780) 524-6576



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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473



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