Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 6, 2021

Posted on Fri, Aug 06, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now MODERATE. 

The Grande Prairie Forest Area has received enough precipitation overnight to drop the fire danger rating to MODERATE and lift the FIRE ADVISORY for the Grande Prairie Forest Protection Area.

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Wildfire Situation

At this time, there is one active wildfires listed as Under Control (UC) in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. 

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 88 wildfires burning nearly 130 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit

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

The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 fire department is now offering free FireSmart home assessments to local residents and business owners in the County.

Fire Smart Home Assessment Application

The FireSmart home assessment will help you to understand your risk and provide you with the specific actions you can take to remove them. Contact FireSmart Alberta if you would like to find out if your local fire department offers FireSmart home assessments. 


For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

Call or Text (780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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