A steady increase in temperatures, low humidity and forecast wind of 40-70 km/hr has the wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area High. Yesterday we saw three lightning caused wildfires. Two of these are listed as extinguished and one is listed as under control with crews onsite doing mop-up. The Grande Prairie Forest Area has recorded 36 wildfires with a total of 10 hectares burned since wildfire season began March 1, 2019.
Gusty wind can cause extreme fire behaviour and allow fire to grow rapidly. Residents and visitors to the Grande Prairie Forest Area are urged to be extra cautious with fire at this time. Check AlbertaFirebans.ca where you are and please do your part to prevent wildfires.
A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Grande Prairie Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area effective 1630 hrs. June 17, 2019
- Fire permits will be issued on a case by case basis.
- The Fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
What is allowed:
Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire ring), backyards, or random camping areas
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES
If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.
Thank you for doing your part, if you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235