Very high winds in the Grande Prairie Forest area are expected to be gusting 60+ kilometres per hour. Burning of any kind is not recommended at this time. When dry grass and vegetation is exposed, any spark could ignite a fast-spreading wildfire during windy conditions.  

As we experience continued drought conditions in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, Alberta Wildfire is strongly urging landowners to delay any fall and winter burn projects until there is a significant amount of snow on the ground.

If you are planning on doing any large burning projects, it is important to check with your local municipality or county as many have winter burning bylaws and notification systems in place that can help monitor smoke and prevent an unnecessary emergency response.

Firefighters continue to respond to wildfires in the winter. If you see smoke or flames in a forested area, report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

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