The fire danger is Moderate for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. The fire ban is lifted and a fire advisory has been put in its place for the Grande Prairie Forest Area.
GRANDE PRAIRIE FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 26, 2020 AT 3:00 p.m.There are currently no wildfires burning in the area. Since March 1, there have been 15 wildfires in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, burning more than 9.0 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.Remember if you intend to burn you must evaluate the weather at your specific location. Get a permit and follow the conditions. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Lighting a fire in sustained wind over 12km/hr is not permitted. Any fire started in these conditions will be difficult to control.
Contact your local Fire guardian or a Agriculture and Forestry office for a permit.
Spirit River (780) 814 1983
Valleyview (780) 524 6576
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Due to reduced wildfire hazard, advanced operational preparedness and favourable weather conditions in many areas of the province, the fire ban in the Forest Protection Area has now been revoked and a fire advisory has been put on in its place.
A fire advisory means Albertans in the Forest Protection Area can safely enjoy the use of a fire pit in their backyard, charcoal briquettes on a barbecue, or a safe campfire.Permissible:
safe wood campfires
backyard fire pits
charcoal briquette barbecues
use of propane, natural gas or powered appliance
catalytic or infrared-style heaters
safe burning with a permit
recreational off-highway vehicle use
burning (excluding campfires) without a permit
unattended or unsafe campfires
Permits may not be issued as usual under a fire advisory. These precautions were put in place as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response plan to avoid multiple disasters at a time when resources may be limited.
Two hundred additional firefighters were hired and are now trained and positioned to respond to new wildfire starts.
Restrictions can be phased back in as necessary to address wildfire risk area-by-area, allowing Albertans the freedom to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.
We will re-evaluate daily.
We expect this fire advisory to reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Alberta, while allowing Albertans to enjoy outdoor activities as much as possible.
Please visitAlbertaFireBans.ca for more information about fire bans and restrictions in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.