Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 10, 2021

Posted on Mon, May 10, 2021


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

Always check the weather and fire danger conditions before you work or travel in the Forest Protection Area. Take extra caution when working or recreating in areas that have abundant grass and dry vegetation. Keep watch of your surroundings and ensure you have sufficient firefighting equipment and water available.

Fire Advisory 2

No fire permits for heavy fuels will be issued until significant precipitation. 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. 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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