Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - October 5, 2021

Posted on Tue, Oct 05, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is LOW 


Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 101 wildfires burning nearly 132 ha in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Provincially in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 1,271 wildfires, burning a total of 55,353.33 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. 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



  • Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water and stir.

  • Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam. Do not bury your fire as the embers may continue to smoulder and can re-emerge as a wildfire.

  • Repeat until your campfire is cool to the touch.

  • If your fire is out, you should not be able to feel any heat from the ashes.

  • Soak It. Stir It. Soak It Again.

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Stay current about 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 


For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473


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