Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 8, 2021

Posted on Sat, May 08, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now MODERATE. Dry grass is extremely flammable. Under light wind a grass fire will ignite and spread quickly.

The fire danger levels are high in many areas of the province. We continually assess the weather and fire danger but for now the fire advisory will remain in effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area.

Fire Advisory 2

No fire permits for heavy fuels will be issued until significant precipitation occurs. Active permits are not affected at this time, but users are advised to review their permit requirements and ensure they are in compliance. Caution should be exercised during windy conditions. Small, safe cooking and warming (campfires) are allowed
If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 27 wildfires burning nearly 54 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit

Fire permits

During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area (FPA), with the exception of a campfire. To request your fire permit, contact the local forest area. Burning is not permitted during windy conditions. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Permit conditions state that lighting a fire with sustained wind over 12km/hr is not permitted. Any fire started in these conditions will be difficult to control. If you are found burning without a fire permit, you may be fined $600 or more. 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
. For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

Call or Text (780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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