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Fire advisory issued for Grande Prairie Forest Area

A fire advisory is back in effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Re-issued Wednesday, it means any burning other than a campfire is prohibited without a valid fire permit.

All burn permits are suspended with the exception of current burn barrel, incinerators, smudges, and smoke house permits. Alberta Wildfire adds new permits will not be issued until a significant amount of rain is received, noting essential burning will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Safe wood campfires are still allowed under the advisory, along with backyard fire pits, portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves and barbecues, and catalytic or infrared-style heaters.

A fire advisory remains in effect for the City of Grande Prairie, issued on July 27th. Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is strictly prohibited, and permits for heavy fuels will not be issued.

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The County of Grande Prairie lifted its fire advisory of August 4th.

The wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area remains very high. There are four active wildfires in the region, all of which are under control, which means they have been completely contained and will soon be extinguished.

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