Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area - June 17, 2022

Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2022

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The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is LOW.

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Wildfire Situation

At this time, the Grande Prairie Forest Area has recorded 25 wildfires with a total of 8.74 hectares burned. Of these fires, 24 wildfires have been extinguished and one is listed as turned over to the responsible party. For more information on the current wildfire situation for the province visit our Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.

Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update on Thursday, June 23.

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Put Out Your Campfire

Make sure your campfire is fully extinguished. A campfire can burn deep into the ground and flare up again in dry or windy weather. Soak the ashes and stir them. Keep soaking the ashes until they are cool to the touch. Even if you are going for a short hike, make sure your campfire is out. Learn more here.

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Get access to accurate, real-time information about wildfires in your area. With the app you can report a wildfire and find information on fire advisories and bans across the province. Download the new app today to stay in the know about wildfires in your area.

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Fire Permits

During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area (FPA), with the exception of a campfire. Do not burn during windy conditions. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.

Request a free fire permit by contacting your local forestry office or using the new, convenient online Fire Permit Portal.

  • County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648 

  • Spirit River – (780) 814-1983

  • Valleyview – (780) 524-6576

     

For more information contact:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832 7235

kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

 

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