Today's update from the County of Grande Prairie, May 11, 2024, at 9:20am


Teepee Creek Wildfire  


Progress has been made overnight on the wildfire 4 kilometers east of Teepee Creek with fire crews working throughout the night on containment. The fire is classified as out of control at 900 hectares. Crews have established a perimeter on approximately 40 percent of the fire in the County and have completed structural protection on three homes in the area. No structures have been damaged.  County of Grande Prairie and Alberta wildfire crews are responding will helicopters bucketing and heavy equipment building fire guards.  


An evacuation order remains in place for Kleskun Creek North to Township Road 742. The evacuation order is also in effect for the Riverstone Golf Course. A map of the evacuation area is included below.  


All evacuees must register at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre located at 11633 100 St, Grande Prairie. Bring pets, important documents, medication, medical devices, food and water to be prepared to be away from your home for 7 days. 


The following areas are on alert for possible evacuation: 


·        Township Road 744 to 750 and Range Road 32 

·        Township Road 744 to 730 and Range Road 32 


An evacuation alert means be prepared to evacuate. No evacuation is required at this time for these areas.  


For information regarding the response on the east side of the Big Smoky please follow the Municipal District of Greenview at 


Valhalla Wildfire 


The County of Grande Prairie is assisting Alberta Wildfire with an out-of-control wildfire 13 kilometers northwest of the town of Valhalla . GWF029 is currently classified as out of control at 90 hectares.   Today crews and heavy equipment will be on the ground suppressing surface fire and holding the current perimeter while windy conditions are diminished.  


Smoke Conditions 

The smoke that the Grande Prairie region is experiencing is from the wildfire; it’s the result of an inversion, funneling smoke from wildfires throughout the province of Alberta. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement and is advising the following precautions: 


·               Close doors and windows to keep smoke out. 

·               Close fresh air intakes from furnace, fireplaces, or stoves. 

·               Turn on your air conditioning if you have it and set it to recirculate. 

·               Use humidifiers. 


More resources are available at Wildfire Smoke and Your Health ( 


Stay tuned to and for ongoing situation updates. 


Information provided by the County of Grande Prairie