Grande Prairie Area Update

Wildfire Danger Moderate for the Grande Prairie Forest Area - October 26, 2018

Posted on Fri, Oct 26, 2018


The wildfire danger rating is now Moderate for the Grande Prairie Forest Area this does not mean the risk of wildfire is eliminated. Since March 1, 2018 there have been 42 wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area that have burned approximately 20 hectares. Alberta's wildfire season begins March 1st and is effective until October 31st.  You must obtain a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a campfire.  To obtain your free fire permit, contact your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office or phone toll-free 310-0000 to locate your nearest office.

Always use caution when burning, no matter the fire danger.  If you see smoke or flame in the forest, report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473). 

 Do your part to prevent wildfires this fall

Ride debris free. 

An off-highway vehicle exhaust can reach temperatures of over 200 degrees Celsius. That means it won't take long for that wet and muddy debris to dry up, start smoldering and fall to the ground as you drive away. You can help prevent a wildfire  by stopping frequently to remove any build-up of debris from the hot spots on your machine.

Make sure it's out. 

A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touch.


Are you looking for an exciting seasonal employment opportunity? Alberta Wildfire has seasonal positions for firefighting, fire detection, logistics and more. With offices throughout the province there are plenty of options for positions and placement. Applications for Wildfire crews will be accepted until November 30, 2018. 




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


For more information on fire permits or to obtain one call the Grande Prairie office at (780) 538-5560



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