Thanks to your essential diligence, effective preparations of Alberta Wildfire, as well as the recent precipitation in many areas of the province, we are lifting the fire advisory in the Forest Protection Area, effective July 14.
The fire danger is now LOW for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. On windy days stay on alert for wildfires and reduce the risk of starting one. Grasses and other fine fuels are becoming dry in our area and can ignite quickly under windy conditions.
If you are operating an off-highway vehicle (OHV) use caution, clear your hot spots, and carry a collapsible bucket and shovel. Sparks from rocks hitting heavy machinery, dragging chains and welding operations are all high-risk activities
GRANDE PRAIRIE FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | July 14, 2020 AT 12:00 p.m.
Since March 1, there have been 29 wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, burning more than 19 hectares. One of these wildfires has been turned over to the responsible party, and all others have been extinguished.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
BEFORE YOU BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT
Do not burn during windy conditions. You must evaluate the weather at your specific location and follow the conditions on 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
Thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires. If you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235