Media Release: Update #10 May 13, 2024, 9:00 am 

 Teepee Creek Fire 

Alberta Wildfire was flying their night vision helicopter that was working throughout the night Sunday, May 12 from approximately 9:00p.m. to 3:00a.m. Monday, May 13 on the Teepee Creek wildfire. Wildfire crew, municipal fire fighters and heavy equipment also worked throughout the night where hot spots were identified and monitored. There is no new growth of the fire and a 100ft wet line is being established to reenforce the fire guard. 

Crews continue working and have made good progress, completing 100 per cent of the fire guard. 

 Structural protection continues on the three homes and two cabins in the area with mop up starting. No structures have been damaged or lost. 

 Weather was cooperative throughout the night and fire behaviour has been favourable. Air support will continue this morning and throughout the day to support firefighting efforts. 

 The evacuation order remains in effect and is being actively enforced. RCMP are monitoring access to the evacuation zone. In addition to RCMP and Regional Enforcement, Technical Search and Rescue are assisting with access control. 

 No access is allowed to the evacuation zone without a permit. The evacuation zone remains the same as communicated in previous updates. Individuals who require access to the evacuation zone must contact the call centre at 1-825-606-5166 to obtain a permit or register as evacuees between the hours of 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. 

 The following area remains under an evacuation order: 

  • Kleskun Creek North to Township Road 742. Evacuation order is also in effect for the Riverstone Golf Course. 

  • The following areas remain on alert for possible evacuation: 

  • Township Road 744 to 750 and Range Road 32 

  • Township Road 744 to 730 and Range Road 32 

 We appreciate offers of help and assistance. The fire response is well resourced and have adequate support at this time. 

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

 Valhalla Wildfire 

GWF029 wildfire started 13 km northwest of the town of Valhalla. The wildfire is now listed as being held at 100 hectares. Today was a good firefighting day for Alberta Wildfire and their crews were able to completely secure the perimeter and are now working to extinguish the fire. There are 26 firefighters working with pump and hose, hand tools and a helicopter bucketing hotspots within the perimeter boundaries. 

 Alberta Wildfire is the lead authority on the wildfire, and they will provide updates as the situation changes. 

Stay tuned to County of Grande Prairie No. 1 and for ongoing situation updates. 

 Residents are encouraged to download and sign up for Voyent Alert! Notifications mass Notification Service - Keep People Safe & Informed - Voyent Alert! (

 The next update will be provided at 1pm on Monday, May 13, unless an emergency update is required. 

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Media Contact:                

County of Grande Prairie Communications

Evacuation zone

May 13 update