The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now low.
With the current cool humid weather and the forecast for showers to continue through the weekend and early next week, the Fire Advisory for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is lifted effective 9 am June 26, 2018. For more information on fire permits or to obtain one call the Grande Prairie office at (780) 538-5560.
WILDFIRE UPDATE 10 pm - 06/26/18
The Grande Prairie Forest Area has recorded 28 wildfires with a total of 13.5 hectares burned since wildfire season began March 1, 2018.
GWF 26 -located South West of the Musreau Lake area is now under Control. Crews will continue to mop-up the area until this fire is extinguished.
Throughout the province of Alberta the 2018 wildfire season has seen 747 fires and burned a total of 30,549.51 hectares. See a current map of active wildfires here.
The Forest and Prairie Protection Act include fines up to $287 for abandoning campfires as well as for using fireworks and exploding targets in forested areas. Learn more about updates to the act and fine amounts here.
Get a permit and follow the conditions. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. If you live within the Forest Protection Area, please contact your local Forestry office to get a permit (780) 538-5560. Anyone living outside the Forest Protection Area can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements. Find more information on safe burning practices for brush piles and windrows here. Remember you must evaluate the weather at your specific location.
Remember to do your part to prevent wildfires. Human caused wildfires are 100% preventable.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235