The City of Grande Prairie has issued a FIRE ADVISORY effective immediately. The advisory is in place until further notice. A fire advisory is being issued due to current and forecasted dry and windy weather conditions.

Under this advisory:

• Current fire permits remain valid;

• New fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.


• Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.


• Safe wood campfires *

• Backyard fire pits

• Portable propane fire pits

• Gas or propane stoves and barbecues

• Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

• *Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring.

They are required to:

· Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;

· Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving.

· Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire.

· Safe wood campfires on private lands include the following, private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas

· Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.

Further information can be found at

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie

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