The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) has been activated in response to wildfires north of the Wapiti River. A combined fire response is underway.

The County of Grande Prairie has declared a local state of emergency and issued an Alberta Emergency Alert.

All residents in the area of Township Road 710 south to the Wapiti River and between Highway 40 and Range Road 73 must evacuate immediately. Evacuate using the nearest Range Road north toward the City of Grande Prairie.

Evacuees are to register at the reception centre located at Bonnetts Energy Centre in the City of Grande Prairie, 10017 – 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie. If you need help evacuating, call 1-825-606-5092.

City of Grande Prairie residents are NOT under an evacuation order. At this time, there is no risk to residents within City limits, or County residents located southeast of HWY 40.

Smoke from numerous fires across Northwestern Alberta is blowing into the County and City of Grande Prairie Area causing reduced visibility.

Reminders for evacuees and residents:

  1. Bring all important documents, medications, food, water and important supplies, to be away from your home for three days.
  2. Avoid over-purchasing, as sufficient supplies are available.
  3. Remain calm and drive cautiously and calmly. Please check highway status by visiting:
  4. Stay tuned to and and for updates.

“With the declaration of a state of local emergency due to wildfire and the recent evacuation order issued for a specific area of County of Grande Prairie, we encourage all County residents to remain calm and watch for updates at and,” says Bob Marshall, Reeve of the County of Grande Prairie. “Be assured that there are trained officials in place who are monitoring and responding to the situation. We ask our residents to be neighbourly and follow instructions to help ensure safety for everyone.”


Media Contact:

GPREP Information Officer