The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is very high. The weather outlook for the next couple of days will cause crossover conditions in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. This happens when temperature and relative humidity intersect or cross indicating very dry air and severe fire behavior. A fire started in these conditions will spread quickly and become difficult to control.
A Fire Ban and an Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction Remains in place for parts of the Province of Alberta, including the Grande Prairie Forest Area effective May 22, 2019. Existing Fire Permits are canceled and no new fire permits will be issued. Many municipalities outside the Forest Protection Area also have fire bans and restrictions. The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Get the most up to date information regarding fire bans at www.albertafirebans.ca
Copies of the Ministerial Orders of MO-010/19 and MO-011/19 on our External Website.
For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
- All open fires including campfires in campgrounds, back country and random camping areas and backyard fire pits.
- Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.
- Fireworks and exploding targets.
- The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational use on all public lands.
- Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.
- OHVs for industrial use, agricultural use, and traditional use by Indigenous peoples, as well as use on private lands.
Thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfire, if you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235