Current Status: Fire Restriction Issued- Effective 13:00Hrs.  April 9,2024                                                        

Due to continued dry conditions and limited precipitation in the region, Fire Services have responded to 14 outdoor/grass fires in since March 26, 2024 and the weather is not improving those conditions. A Fire restriction has been issued and will remain in effect until further notice.

The following are included in this Fire Restriction: 

Town of  Beaverlodge, Town Sexsmith and the Town of Wembley.

 Under this Restriction: 

Prohibited:

  • All outdoor fires not contained within a non-combustible fire pit.
  • Wood campfires in backcountry or random camping areas.
  • Fireworks and exploding targets.

Allowed: 

  • Safe wood campfires * 
  • Backyard fire pits 
  • Portable propane fire pits 
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues 
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters 
  • Propane, Natural Gas, or Electrically powered cooking, heating, and lighting appliances

*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. 

They are required to:  

• Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;  

 • Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving; 

• Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and 

• Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements. 

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. 

Information Number :

If you have any questions please contact the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service Office at (780) 532 9727 

Details and any updates will be available at www.countygp.ab.ca/fireban. View all current fire advisories, restrictions and bans in place across the province at www.albertafirebans.ca

Details and any updates to the restriction will be available at www.countygp.ab.ca/fireban. View all current fire restrictions and bans in place across the province at www.albertafirebans.ca.   

For safe burning practices, visit www.countygp.ab.ca/fire or contact Regional Fire Service at 780-532-9727. 

  • Fire Restriction: A fire restriction prohibits the use of wood campfires on public land but does allow wood campfires inside provincial campgrounds and private property. Fire permits may be restricted, suspended, or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued.
  • Fire Ban: A fire ban prohibits wood campfires on public land, campgrounds, and private land including backyard fire pits. Fire permits will be suspended or cancelled, and no new permits will be issued.

Information Number 

If you are unsure how this restriction may affect you, contact the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 Fire Protection Office at 780-532-9727.

Fire Hazard Levels

Depending on the conditions, the County of Grande Prairie uses the following tiered system to temporarily limit activities that may lead to wildfires. Fire advisories, restrictions or bans can reduce human-cause wildfires.

Fire Hazard LevelDescription

Fire Ban

A fire ban prohibits wood campfires on public land, campgrounds, and private land including backyard fire pits. Fire permits will be suspended or cancelled, and no new permits will be issued.
Fire Restriction A fire restriction prohibits the use of wood campfires on public land but does allow wood campfires inside provincial campgrounds and private property. Fire permits may be restricted, suspended, or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued.
Fire Advisory A fire advisory is issued if the fire danger rating has increased. Fire permits may be restricted. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and backcountry or random camping areas, but this level is a warning they may be restricted if the situation doesn't improve.
No Restriction Normal burning rules apply.
  • Contact your area Fire Guardian for information on permits, safe burning practices, and more. 
  • Learn more about how Fire permits are issued in the County of Grande Prairie.

Provincial Resources 

View all current fire restrictions and bans in place across the province at www.albertafirebans.ca. Subscribe to be notified of alerts in your area.

Visit Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to find more information about campfires, wildfires, burning and protection of our provincial forests.