As we head into the August long weekend, please keep fire safety top of mind. Visit www.albertafirebans.ca for information on fire advisories, restrictions or bans in your area. If you see smoke or fire in the forest, call 310-FIRE.
GRANDE PRAIRIE FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | July 31, 2020 AT 10:30 a.m.
Since March 1, there have been 30 wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, burning more than 19 hectares. 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.
When 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.
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235