The wildfire danger is MODERATE for the Grande Prairie
Wildfire Situation | September
23, 2022 - 9:00 AM
Wind and drying conditions will increase wildfire danger
in the Grande Prairie Forest Area
This wildfire season the Grande Prairie
Forest Area saw 71 wildfires burning nearly 98 hectares. For the
latest information on wildfires across the province check out the Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.
Provincially in the Forest Protection
Area of Alberta, there have been 1,119 wildfires, burning a total of
143,439.79 ha. For a map and more information on the current wildfire
situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
What Can You Do To Prevent
on an off-high way vehicle, stop regularly and check around the exhaust
and wheel wells for any buildup of flammable material. This is especially
important when passing through areas of abundant dried grass. Debris can
build up and begin to burn slowly with no flame. This smoldering debris
will start to smoke and fall to the ground, potentially igniting a
wildfire as you ride away.
firefighting equipment such as a shovel, an axe, and a receptacle of at
least five litres of water. If you see a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473) on
your cellular device to report it.
in the Forest Protection Area of the province can now request a free fire
permit using the new, convenient online fire permit portal.
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. Anyone
living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information
about local fire permit requirements.
Albertans living or working in the Forest Protection Area of the province
can request a free fire permit by contacting your local forestry office
or using the new, convenient online Fire Permit Portal.
County West / Grovedale - (780)
Spirit River - (780) 814-1983
Valleyview - (780) 524-6576
For more information regarding fire
permits, you can view our video by clicking here.