The City of Grande Prairie Fire Department has lifted the fire restriction for the City of Grande Prairie as of May 30. The recent and expected rainfall has resulted in a low wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. While a fire can still ignite, it is not expected to spread to deeper vegetation layers or larger fuels such as trees.

"The recent weather conditions have significantly reduced the fire risk in our area," said Fire Marshal Chris Renyk. "We encourage residents to continue practicing fire safety to maintain this low risk."

Residents are reminded that a fire pit permit is required for backyard fire pits. Permits can be purchased from Access GP online or by calling 311. It is essential to ensure that any fire pits comply with local safety regulations to prevent any potential fire hazards.

Although the fire danger is low, it is still important for residents to take precautions. Dispose of all smoking materials responsibly in proper receptacles designed for their disposal; planters are not an approved receptacle.

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The City of Grande Prairie Fire Department thanks all residents for their cooperation and vigilance during the fire restriction period.

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie