The wildfire hazard for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is LOW. There are currently no fire advisories, restrictions or fire bans in place within the Forest Protection Area. Please continue to exercise caution and if you spot a wildfire or see smoke in a forested area please call 310-FIRE immediately to ensure that crews and resources are able to respond as soon as possible.
This wildfire season, the Grande Prairie Forest Area has had 38 wildfires, burning approximately 10 hectares.
As hunting season approaches it is important to remember that off-highway vehicle exhausts are extremely hot, and can quickly reach temperatures of over 200 Celsius. These temperatures can dry out even wet, muddy debris quickly. This smouldering debris 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 near the exhaust and muffler, under the seat, in wheel wells and around the engine. Carry a small extinguisher or a bucket and collapsible shovel to ensure that any hot debris is completely extinguished before you leave it.
Ride debris free and lower your risk of starting a wildfire.
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.
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 the act and fine amounts here.
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235