Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 16, 2021

Posted on Fri, Apr 16, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now MODERATE. Gusty wind conditions are in the forecast for the next couple of days. High wind can cause extreme fire behavior and allow fires to grow fast.

Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution if you are burning or using an off-highway vehicle in areas of dried grass, as grass fire can spread quickly and become hard to control. Spring is an especially dangerous time in terms of wildfire starts. Last year 88 percent of wildfires were human-caused which means they were completely preventable.

WILDFIRE UPDATE | April 16, 2021 AT 3:00 P.M.

Since March 1, 2021 there have been eight wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, burning 5.7 hectares. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Hazard Reduction Burning.

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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry along with the Sturgeon Lake Fire Department is currently conducting a hazard reduction burn in the community of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Firefighters are making good progress with 10 hectares complete. Burning will continue until weather permits or the burn is complete. Spring hazard reduction burning will lessen the risk of man-caused fires and help protect homes and community infrastructure from future wildfires. Removing fine fuel loading along ditches, open fields, OHV trails and other recreation areas is another step in making this community FireSmart.


Stay current on Alberta’s wildfire situation by downloading the new Alberta Wildfire App.

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Available for Apple and Android.

Fire permits

Fire permits help us keep track of burning being done throughout the province. Burning is not permitted during windy conditions. Remember you must evaluate the weather at your specific location. Get a permit and follow the conditions. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. If you live within the Forest Protection Area (FPA), please contact your local Forestry office.  Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.
County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648
Spirit River – (780) 814-1983
Valleyview – (780) 524-6576

Unless conditions change, you can expect the next update on April 21, 2021.


For more information

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832-7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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