Learning about wildfires in your
community is vital for many Albertans. Please help us better share
information when and where you need it most by taking a few minutes to
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The 2021 wildfire season in Alberta
ended on October 31. Permits are no longer required to burn within the
Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Residents living outside the Forest
Protection Area (FPA) can contact their municipality or local authority
for more information about fire permit requirements.
The Grande Prairie Forest Area has deep
layers of organic soils, this type of soil can ignite under debris piles
and smolder over the winter months. This is commonly known as a holdover
fire or ground fire. These fires often start during the fall and winter
months as a result of improperly extinguished fires. Always check the ground after burning
by digging deep and feeling for heat.
Do your part to prevent spring
wildfires by always making sure your winter campfire is out before you
leave. Soak it, stir it and soak it again! #ABWildfire
PICK A PROJECT
Everyone can participate and reduce
wildfire risk, increase preparedness and help communities become
FireSmart. Projects range from hour-long work bees to full-day
activities. Check out A toolkit For Neighbourhoods and get your Community Prep Day started.