Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update - September 24, 2021

Posted on Fri, Sep 24, 2021


The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area remains MODERATE 


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 1,229 wildfires, burning a total of 52,862 ha. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit 

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It only takes one spark to start a wildfire. Fall is a time of year when cool frosty mornings and breezy afternoons produce frost-killed vegetation. Fine fuels such as grass and fallen leaves are now becoming very dry. Be careful with all motorized equipment, a build-up of dry grass and vegetation around the exhaust and engine hot spots can smolder and fall off into dry grass starting a wildfire.

Fire Permits 

From March 1st  until October 31st, 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


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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