County of Grande Prairie Wildfire Update May 11, 2024 1:00pm

Update #5 May 11, 2024, 1:00pm 

Teepee Creek Wildfire  

Crews continue to work to establish a perimeter on the wildfire 4 kilometers east of Teepee Creek. The fire is classified as out of control at 1,382 hectares. Structural protection is being done on three homes and are working on other assets in the area. No structures have been damaged.  

County of Grande Prairie and Alberta Wildfire crews are responding with heavy equipment and ground crews are building fire guards. Fire behaviour is expected to be active but spread rates will be significantly lessened due to the lack of winds. Today crews and heavy equipment will be on the ground to limit spread of the north and south flank. 

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 a wildfire 13 kilometers northwest of the town of Valhalla. GWF029 is still classified as out of control at 90 hectares.  Heavy equipment has been released, meaning the perimeter guard is complete.  

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

Smoke Conditions 

The smoke that the Grande Prairie region is experiencing is from the Fort Nelson 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. 

The next update will be provided at 21:00 unless an emergency update is required. 


Media Contact: 
County of Grande Prairie Communications