Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update - July 12, 2021

Posted on Mon, Jul 12, 2021


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

Wildfire Situation

There are currently four wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. All four wildfires are under control. There have been a number of lightning fires already this year and it is still early in the lightning season. Often, there are multiple wildfire starts in one day as storm cells pass through. Please help our firefighters get to these fires while they are small by calling 310-FIRE (3473) or #FIRE on your cell phone.

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 68 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


Wildfire smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia continue to drift into 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.

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




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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