Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Area Wildfire Update- August 18, 2021

Posted on Wed, Aug 18, 2021


The Wildfire Danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is LOW

Wildfire Situation 

Currently, the Grande Prairie Forest Area has two active wildfires. Both are under control (UC).
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 93 wildfires burning nearly 130 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit


Off-highway vehicle exhausts are extremely hot, and can reach temperatures of over 200 Celsius. These temperatures can cause hot debris that can potentially start a wildfire when it drops from the vehicle into dry grass. You can prevent this by stopping regularly to clean off any debris that has built up. Check near the exhaust and muffler, under the seat, in wheel wells and around the engine. Carry a small extinguisher or a bucket and water to ensure that any hot debris can be extinguished.


Fire Permits 

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


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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235


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