UPDATE on Sept 7, 2022:  The Bearhole Lake wildfire near the community of Kelly Lake in British Columbia is not currently threatening any properties in the County of Grande Prairie. B.C. Wildfire Service reported little growth yesterday.

Crews began a planned ignition operation with the goal of reducing potential future growth of the wildfire. Conditions are being closely monitored over the coming weekend, with slightly higher temperatures and winds forecasted. The fire has not crossed Heritage Highway.  

Structural protection is in place and ready to be activated, if needed, at a few properties and pieces of critical infrastructure in the County of Grande Prairie. There is no further threat to the public or property at this time.     

The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) Emergency Coordination Centre remains active to monitor the situation.    

The protection of residents and their homes is our number one priority. We are working closely with BC Wildfire and Alberta Wildfire to ensure we are as prepared as possible should this wildfire cross the border.  

➡ Anyone with health concerns due to smoke should check Alberta Health Services website https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx for more information or call 811 for 24/7 health advice.        

Stay up to date by following http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=890

Information provided by the County of Grande Prairie