Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 17, 2022

Posted on Tue, May 17, 2022


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!


Wildfire Situation

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

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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 for bans and restrictions in your area.

Fire Permit Online

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

Phone: 1-866-394-3473





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