The wildfire danger is now MODERATE for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Fall is a time of year when cool frosty mornings and breezy afternoons produce frost-killed vegetation that ignites easily and can spread fast in windy weather.
GRANDE PRAIRIE FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | September 29, 2020 AT 2:00 P.M.
Visit Alberta Fires Bans for information on fire advisories, restrictions or bans which may be in place in your area. If you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.
Did you know that driving your vehicle off the trail can start a wildfire? A build-up of vegetation around the exhaust and engine hot spots can smoulder and fall off into dry grass starting a wildfire. Carry a small fire extinguisher, a collapsible shovel and water. These tools can help extinguish a wildfire and safely dispose of hot debris.
BEFORE YOU BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT
Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning within the Forest Protection Area without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. Do not burn during windy conditions. You must evaluate the weather at your specific location and follow the conditions of your permit. You are responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Extinguish all fire before the permit expires. Contact your local fire guardian or an Agriculture and Forestry office for a permit.
Spirit River (780) 814 1983
Valleyview (780) 524 6576
County West (780) 814 1648
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Call or Text (780) 832 7235