The Grande Prairie Fire Department has issued a fire advisory for Grande Prairie due to the current high temperatures in the city leading to an increased local fire hazard.

Under the advisory, permits for heavy fuels (brush piles, windrows, etc.) will not be issued. All other permits remain effective and new permits for lighter fuels will be considered on a site-by-site basis.

Any burning without a valid fire permit is strictly prohibited.

Residents are allowed the following uses under this fire advisory:

  • Safe wood campfires*
  • Residential fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

Residential fire pits, burn barrels and safe wood campfires must have a valid City of Grande Prairie fire pit permit. If you require a permit, visit

*Safe wood campfires are on private land and include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas. They are required to:

  1. be housed within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring.
  2. be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire
  3. have a responsible person in attendance to always keep the fire under control and extinguish before leaving
  4. have enough water on site to extinguish the fire

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

The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie