Effective at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, the County of Grande Prairie will implement a fire ban that encompasses the towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Wembley.  

The Fire Ban was issued due to hot, dry, and windy weather conditions and the lack of forecasted precipitation.

Existing burning permits are revoked, and no new fire permits will be issued until the ban is lifted. All fires currently burning must be extinguished immediately. 

Under the ban, all outdoor fires are prohibited including: 

·Recreational fire pits, fires using charcoal briquettes, and any fires in County operated parks and campgrounds. 

·Open pit burning 

·Burning barrels 

·Burning of refuse 

·Brush piles and crop stubble 


The use of propane appliances, such as barbecues, is permitted.  

For industry, open pit flaring is suspended. 

The fire ban will remain in effect until conditions change. Read more about the current fire ban status at www.countygp.ab.ca/fireban. View all current fire restrictions and bans in place across the province at www.albertafirebans.ca.   

Information provided by the County of Grande Prairie