Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update- June 28, 2021

Posted on Mon, Jun 28, 2021


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

Last year 88 per cent of wildfires were human-caused, meaning most wildfires are preventable. Take extra caution when working or recreating in forested areas that have abundant grass and dry vegetation. Keep watch of your surroundings and ensure you have a collapsible shovel and water available.



Wildfire Situation

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


A FIRE RESTRICTION is 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


  • 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. 


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


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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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