The fire danger is Moderate for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Please use caution in areas of dead/dry grass. Remember this long weekend to stay safe and put out your campfire. Soak it, stir it and soak it again!
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 8 wildfires burning nearly three hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. At this time, seven of these fires have been extinguished and one is listed as under control. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
OHV exhausts can get very hot, reaching temperatures of over 200 Celsius, causing debris caught near the exhaust to become superheated. This debris can potentially start a wildfire when it falls to the ground. Before you ride, clean any debris that has built up near the exhaust and muffler, under the seat, in wheel wells and around the engine. Always carry a small fire extinguisher, a collapsible shovel and water. These tools can help extinguish a wildfire and safely dispose of hot debris.
Visit AlbertaFireBans.ca for bans and restrictions in your area.
During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area (FPA), with the exception of a campfire. Burning is not permitted during windy conditions. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.
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
For more information:
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
(780) 832 7235
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation
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