The City of Grande Prairie has implemented an immediate fire restriction that will remain in effect until further notice.  This measure is being taken due to current dry weather conditions increasing the risk of fire spread and supports the City’s ongoing commitment to public safety and environmental conservation.

Prohibited Activities include:

  • All outdoor fires not contained within a non-combustible fire pit.
  • Wood campfires in backcountry or random camping areas.
  • Use of fireworks and exploding targets.

Allowed Activities include:

  • Safe wood campfires within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring.
  • Backyard fire pits, provided they adhere to safety guidelines.
  • Portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves, and barbecues.
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.
  • Use of propane, natural gas, or electrically powered cooking, heating, and lighting appliances.

Safety Guidelines for Permitted Fire Use:

  • Fires must be conducted on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface extending at least one metre around the fire.
  • A responsible person must attend the fire at all times to ensure control and extinguish it before leaving.
  • Sufficient water must be available on site to extinguish the fire.

These guidelines apply to safe wood campfires on private lands, including private land campgrounds and recreation areas. Please note, municipalities, parks, and protected areas may impose additional fire safety requirements.

"We urge all residents and visitors to comply with the fire restriction guidelines to help prevent wildfires. Safety is our top priority, and by following these simple rules, we can protect our community and natural surroundings. Remember, never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until it is cool to the touch to ensure it is completely extinguished,” said Fire Chief Mark VanWerkhoven.

For any questions or further information, please contact the City of Grande Prairie Fire Department at (780) 538-0393.

The City of Grande Prairie thanks all residents and visitors for their cooperation and diligence in adhering to these restrictions to ensure our community remains safe and protected.

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