Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - October 1, 2021

Posted on Fri, Oct 01, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area remains MODERATE 



Last year, 88% of wildfires were human caused. Do your part to prevent human-caused wildfires. As hunters head out into forested areas this fall it is important to remember when riding your off-highway vehicle, stop frequently to clear debris from your machine’s hotspots. Left unchecked debris can build up and begin to burn slowly with no flame. This smouldering debris will start to smoke and fall to the ground, potentially igniting a wildfire as you ride away. 


Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 100 wildfires burning nearly 132 ha in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Provincially in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 1,254 wildfires, burning a total of 52,897.92 ha. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit 


Fire Permits 

Before you burn it, get a fire permit. Until October 31st, fire permits are required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection Area. The only exception is for a cooking or warming campfire. Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. By getting a fire permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard. Call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office to request your free fire permit.

  • County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648 

  • Spirit River – (780) 814-1983 

  • Valleyview – (780) 524-6576



Did you know that gutters provide a place for combustible debris to accumulate, and open eaves create an entry point for sparks and embers?  Here is a Gutters, Eaves & Vents Fact Sheet that recommends removing debris from gutters, and screening eaves. Visit for more FireSmart tips!

Stay current on Alberta’s wildfire situation by downloading the new Alberta Wildfire App.

The new app now includes detailed mapping, wildfire numbers and perimeters, as well as the ability to receive notification when new wildfire information is available. You can also report a wildfire on the app! Download it today on  Apple and Android 


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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473



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