The wildfire danger is HIGH in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, due to above seasonal temperatures with dry and windy conditions.

Increased fire behavior is expected for the northern parts of our area, especially Saddle Hills where no significant rain have been received in the past weeks. 

Currently, firefighters are responding to a 7.0 hectare wildfire fire burning near the Saddle Hills forestry tower. There has been multiple air tanker drops and were able to place containment lines and slow the growth of this fire. The focus for firefighters is to control wildfire spread as heavy equipment builds containment lines all along the perimeter of the fire. Crews with helicopters continue to bucket water on this fire.  

The interior of active wildfires can flare up as previously unburnt vegetation catches fire. This is a normal occurrence. Firefighters are monitoring these active fires and working to put out hot spots. There is no need to report flame or smoke in these areas.

 If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

To view a map of the fire advisory area visit

Information provided by the Alberta Government

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