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Spring 2023 Wildfire

Fire restriction in place for Valleyview, DeBolt area

A fire restriction is in effect for the Valleyview and DeBolt areas in the MD of Greenview. Under the fire restriction the use of fireworks...

Forest area fire ban, OHV restriction lifted

There is no longer a fire ban or OHV restriction in effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Instead, a fire restriction is now...

Phased re-entry in place for Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation

As of 4:59 p.m. Thursday, May 25th Sturgeon the Lake Cree Nation is beginning a phased re-entry for residents to return home. The re-entry...

Monetary donations encouraged over physical donations for wildfire evacuees

Monetary donations are being accepted through a collaboration between the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership, and the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta. According to...

Grande Prairie RCMP urging residents to steer clear of wildfire roadblocks

The Grande Prairie RCMP is reminding residents to keep clear of any roadblocks and evacuation zones surrounding the Wapiti River Fire, as the unpredictable...

Additional firefighters arrive to support fight against Dunes West Wildfire

As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, 20 of the requested 100 additional firefighters arrived in the Grande Prairie area to provide local responders with relief...

Information session to be held for wildfire evacuees

An information session will be held for evacuees from the Dunes West Wildfire Monday. County of Grande Prairie officials and members of the Grande...

Seven fire guards created as crews dig in against Wapiti River wildfire

Officials with the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership say a total of seven fireguards have been established around multiple subdivisions to the north and...

Fox Creek, High Prairie healthcare facilities evacuated

Fox Creek and High Prairie healthcare facilities have been evacuated and closed due to wildfires in both regions. Alberta Health Services says the Fox Creek...

Fire southwest of Rycroft listed as under control

Alberta Wildfire and Central Peace Fire and Rescue officials say the Silverwood wildfire southwest of Rycroft is now under control. In a post on social...

Crews creating fireguards in fight against Dunes West Wildfire

UPDATE: A previous version of this article listed a cause for the Dunes West Wildfire. Alberta Wildfire has since explained its wildfire dashboard had...
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