The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is VERY HIGH.
GWF070 located nine kilometers South of the Nose Mountain Road is listed as Out of Control at 15 hectares. Heavy equipment have completed a guard around the wildfire and there are five firefighters with a helicopter and a water delivery vehicle working on this wildfire.
GWF075 located five kilometers North of Deep Valley Cabin is currently listed as out of control at four hectares. Heavy equipment is working to completed a guard around the wildfire. There are 19 firefighters with three helicopters and water delivery vehicles working on this wildfire.
At this time, there are Seven active wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Of these seven, three are classified as Out of Control (OC) and four are Under Control (UC).
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 77 wildfires burning over 87 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
A FIRE RESTRICTION remains in place for Grande Prairie Forest due to hot and dry conditions. The fire restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve or change.
Under this restriction:
- Existing fire permits are suspended;
- All outdoor fires presently burning under permit must be extinguished, unless approved to continue by a Forest Officer;
- Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds and backyard fire pits are allowed.
- Wood campfires on public land
- Fireworks and exploding targets
- Wood campfires on private land
- Wood campfires within provincial campgrounds in a designated campfire ring
- Backyard fire pits on private land
- Charcoal briquette barbeques
- Propane or natural gas fueled appliances
- Indoor wood fires
- Open flame oil devices
Do your part to prevent wildfire, know the fire danger before starting work each day, check local fire restrictions and adjust or postpone operations as necessary. Always check for a buildup of combustible residue around the engine and exhaust system. Report a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473) or #FIRE on your cell phone.
Wildfire smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia will continue to drift into the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For the an accurate forecast of wildfire smoke, go to FIRESMOKE CANADA for hourly ground-level concentration of smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.
All permits are suspended including burn barrels. No new fire permits will be issued until conditions change.
Check Alberta Fire Bans for the most up to date information on advisories, restrictions and bans in your area. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.
From March 1st until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA).
County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648
Spirit River – (780) 814-1983
Valleyview – (780) 524-6576