Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update - July 8, 2021

Posted on Thu, Jul 08, 2021


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

The wildfire danger is now VERY HIGH in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. A heat warning is in effect with extreme crossover conditions: The point at which the relative humidity is less than, or equal to, the ambient air temperature. Crossover is used as an indicator of extreme burning conditions.


Wildfire smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia is now impacting the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For the most accurate smoke forecast, go to FIRESMOKE CANADA for hourly ground-level concentration of smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.


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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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 Crime Stoppers.

1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at


Fire Permits

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

If you see a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473)


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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473



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