The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is VERY HIGH.
High winds can cause extreme fire behavior and allow fires to grow rapidly. Residents and visitors to the Grande Prairie Forest Area are urged to use caution while working or recreating in forested areas.
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 49 wildfires burning nearly 63 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
A FIRE RESTRICTION is in place for Grande Prairie Forest due to hot and dry conditions, which will increase the fire danger.
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
Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.
The fire restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Where campfires are allowed, it is extremely important that they are completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving a site. During times of elevated fire danger, a campfire is not encouraged.
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For more information:
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
(780) 832 7235