Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 13, 2021

Posted on Fri, Aug 13, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area remains VERY HIGH. 

Wildfire Situation

At this time, there is one active wildfire in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. GWF 091 located in the Teddy Lane area east of Hwy 40 is listed as Being Held (BH) at 1.0 hectare. Heavy equipment; multiple aircrafts and firefighters are working to contain this fire. No infrastructure is being threaten at this time. 

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 91 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

Smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia have settled into the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For the most accurate smoke forecast, go to FIRESMOKE CANADA. 


Do your part to prevent wildfire, never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. Always carry firefighting equipment (water and shovel) when traveling in the forest Protection Area. If you do see smoke or fire in the forest, please report it to  310-FIRE (3473) or #FIRE on your cell phone.

Safe campfire


From March 1st  until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA). If you live within the FPA, please contact your local forestry office. Anyone living out

side 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

For the most up to date information on advisories, restrictions and bans in your area. Visit Alberta Fire Bans. 



Emergency preparedness helps everyone. Being Emergency Ready  means we are better prepared to protect our families and ourselves during emergencies by knowing the risksmaking a plan  and building an emergency kit. 

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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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