Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area: August 22, 2018 Very High

Posted on Wed, Aug 22, 2018

GFX-HSB-WildfireDangerUpdate-VeryHigh.jpgThe wildfire danger rating for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is VERY HIGH. A Fire Advisory will remain in place for our area.  Every precaution is needed to ensure no new wildfires are started, Recent gusty winds and warmer conditions will continue to increase the potential for wildfire events in the area. Please take extra caution when working or recreating in the area. 

To Report a wildfire Call 310-FIRE 


Smoke from Wildfires burning in British Columbia may drift into our forest area. Smoke may  be expected as large wildfires burn in British Columbia. For the latest smoke forecast check out the Western Smoke ForecastIf 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 .

Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,168 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 60,295.81 hectares. Fire Danger Rating: Very high over the province with areas of extreme in western sections. See a current map of active wildfires here.


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

During the hot weather months the risk of wildfire is extremely high. Please refrain from riding in areas that have abundant grass and dry vegetation. Fire direction, intensity, and speed can change in an instant always be mindful of the weather and hazard conditions when in the forest.


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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