Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area: Wide spread showers keeps wildfire danger low July 19, 2019

Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2019

GFX-HSB-WildfireDangerUpdate-Low.jpgCurrently, the Peace Region is experiencing smokey conditions. Smoke from wildfires burning in Northern Alberta, Yukon, Alaska and the Northwest Territories is drifting over the province.

The wildfire danger rating for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is LOW. When the fire danger is "low" it means that fuels do not ignite easily from small embers, but a more intense heat source, such as lightning, may start wildfires in duff or dry rotten wood.

This wildfire season the Grande Prairie Forest Area has had 38 wildfires, burning approximately  10 hectares. All of these fire has been extinguished.  Only six of these fires are a result of lightning, all others were human caused and 100 percent preventable. Please do your part to prevent wildfires.

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.

Safe campfire


BEFORE YOU BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT For more information on fire permits or to obtain one call the Grande Prairie office at (780) 538-5560.

Remember to evaluate the weather at your specific location and follow the conditions stated on your permit. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area.


Get the most up-to-date wildfire information for the entire province, download the free Alberta Wildfire Android or Apple products.  

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


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