Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update- July 16, 2021

Posted on Fri, Jul 16, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area MODERATE

The wildfire danger has been lowered due to higher humidity, lighter wind, and increased moisture in the area. Isolated showers and storms are dropping much needed rain on the Grande Prairie Forest Area. We will continue to monitor weather and wildfire behavior in the coming days as the wildfire situation improves.

Wildfire Situation

GWF070 located nine kilometers South of the Nose Mountain Road is listed as Being Held (BH)  at 75 hectares. This fire is not expected to grow any larger given the current weather conditions and resources fighting the fire. Heavy equipment have completed the containment guard around the wildfire. Currently, there are 13  firefighters with three helicopter with a water delivery vehicle working on this wildfire. 

At this time, there are nine active wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Of these, three are being held (BH) and six are Under Control (UC) and one is turned over. 

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 81 wildfires burning nearly 150 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit



A FIRE RESTRICTION remains in place for Grande Prairie Forest due to recent 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



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


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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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