Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area: Wildfire danger high

Posted on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

gfx-hsb-wildfiredangerupdate-high.jpgThe wildfire hazard for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now HIGH. There are currently a fire advisories in place for the Grande Prairie forest area.  Strong winds will make fire ignitions more likely and wildfires may spread quickly.  Please continue to exercise caution and if you spot a wildfire or see smoke in a forested area please call 310-FIRE immediately to ensure that crews and resources are able to respond as soon as possible.


For the latest smoke forecast check out the Western Smoke Forecast If you have smoke-related health concerns, please contact Alberta Health Link at 811. Information about the air quality in Alberta is available through Alberta’s Air Quality Health Index .


FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT:  18:00hrs August 7, 2018

A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Grande Prairie Forest Area, dry conditions and heavy smoke causing low visibility.

No new fire permits will be issued for heavy fuel or non-essential burning. Exiting fire permits are still valid, but no burning is to take place outside of the permit conditions. 


Remember to do your part to prevent wildfires. Human caused wildfires are 100% preventable

Check Alberta Fire Bans for the most up to date information on advisories, restrictions and bans in your area. The Forest and Prairie Protection Act include fines up to $287 for abandoning campfires as well as for using fireworks and exploding targets in forested areas. Learn more about updates to the act and fine amounts here. Be sure to put out your campfire before leaving.  Soak it, stir it and soak it again. 

Safe campfire


Get the most up-to-date wildfire information for the entire province, download the free Alberta Wildfire Android or Apple products.  

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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235




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