The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now LOW thanks to some much-needed rainfall combined with cooler temperatures.
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 wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
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.
Unless conditions change, you can expect the next update on April 30, 2021.
For more information
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer