Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 5, 2022

Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2022


The wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area is currently LOW.  Improperly extinguished fires can flash back to life, especially during a wind event.

Check winter burn sites for possible holdover fires. Spread out remaining ash and probe the area for hot spots. Using your hand, feel for heat over the ash pile. If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning beneath the surface. Drench any remaining hot spots with water and stir up the ashes. If you spot a wildfire, report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473).


Albertans living in the Forest Protection Area of the province can now request a free fire permit using the new, convenient online fire permit portal.

  • From March 1st to October 31st, a fire permit is required for any type of outdoor burning in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta with the exception of a campfire for cooking or warming. Albertans living or working in the Forest Protection Area of the province can request a free fire permit by contacting your local forestry office or using the new, convenient online Fire Permit Portal.

County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648

Spirit River – (780) 814-1983

Valleyview – (780) 524-6576

  • Anyone living outside the Forest Protection Area can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.

Wildfire Dashboard

Check out our new wildfire dashboard this new feature provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the province, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.

The new wildfire dashboard will feature a Wildfires of Note section that provides further detail on wildfires of greater public interest due to size, location, or other relevant factor(s).

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Download the Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more all on your mobile device.

Available for Apple and Android.

For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473





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