The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now LOW
The wildfire season in Alberta officially ends on October 31, 2021. Although we are experiencing cool fall weather, it is important to continue to do your part to prevent wildfires. Over the upcoming days, areas of grass will become dead and flammable. Firefighters urge everyone to use caution when working or recreating in grassy areas.
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 102 wildfires burning nearly 133 ha in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Provincially in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 1,308 wildfires, burning a total of 55,375 ha. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
When having a campfire always take the time to properly extinguish it when you are done. An abandoned campfire can easily spark a wildfire in dry conditions. Last year, 88% of wildfires in Alberta were human-caused. Do your part to prevent wildfires by always making sure your campfire is out before you leave. Soak it, stir it and soak it again! #ABWildfire
Fire permits are required for any burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA). If you live within the FPA, please contact your local forestry office. 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
Did you know storing items such as firewood piles or patio furniture against or near a house is a major fire hazard? Learn more with the FireSmart®️ Begins at Home app. This app guides homeowners through a series of questions about their property to help identify specific actions you can take on your property to reduce wildfire risks. Download the app for Apple iPhone and Android devices.
For more information:
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation