All fire permits in the Grande Prairie Forest Area have been suspended, except for current burn barrel, incinerators, smudges, and smoke house permits. Alberta Wildfire has issued another fire advisory for the region, citing current and forecasted weather conditions.
New fire permits will not be issued until conditions improve. Essential burning will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Safe wood campfires, backyard fire pits, portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves and barbecues, and catalytic or infrared-style heaters are still allowed.
The wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now high. Another wildfire was recorded in the region Thursday, bringing the total since the start of wildfire season to 73 having burned nearly 99 hectares.
The fire advisory issued for the City of Grande Prairie on July 28th remains in effect. Permits for heavy fuels will not be issued.