Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 23, 2021

Posted on Fri, Apr 23, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now LOW thanks to some much-needed rainfall combined with cooler temperatures.

Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 12 wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, burning nine hectares. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit

Hazard Reduction Burning.

The Sturgeon Lake Fire Department together with Agriculture and Forestry will continue to carry out hazard reduction burning for Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation this weekend and into next week. The objective is to remove fine fuel loading along ditches, open fields and other recreation areas. This type of spring burning will lessen the risk of man-caused fires that may threaten homes and community infrastructure. Firefighters have burned 35 hectares and plan to continue until April 27, 2021.


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Fire permits

Fire permits are one of the many prevention tools Alberta Wildfire uses to keep track of burning being done throughout the province. This ensures that when smoke is reported, we can look into our system and check whether this is a wildfire or a permitted burn being done. 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 30, 2021.

For more information

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832-7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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