The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area remains MODERATE
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 wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
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.
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