Media Release: Update #15 May 15, 2024, 9:00 am

Media Release: Update #15 May 15, 2024, 9:00 a.m.


Teepee Creek Fire  

The fire perimeter has not grown since the last update. Fire crews are continuing to reinforce the perimeter and check for hot spots.

Last night’s drone operation identified that there were fewer hot spots than the previous night’s operation on Tuesday.  Overnight precipitation helped keep dust down and humidity high which created favorable weather conditions.

There are ten homes remaining under evacuation order. No structures have been damaged or lost.

Checkpoints are still in place.  The public is reminded to contact the Call Centre at 1-825-606-5166 to determine if it’s safe to enter.

Changes to Evacuation Order and Evacuation Alert size and Evacuee Re-Entry

As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, The Evacuation Order for some County of Grande Prairie residents have decreased in size. The Evacuation Alert has also decreased in size.

  • Residents located from Township Road 741 to a quarter section north of Township Road 734 and Range Road 32 to the Smoky River remain on Evacuation ORDER.
  • The Evacuation ALERT has been decreased in size to include residents located from Township Road 742 to 741 and Range Road 32 to the Smoky River.


You can find the re-entry information packages here:

If residents have any questions about returning home, please call: 1-825-606-5166.


Mental Health Support Update

For those affected by the wildfires, mental health support remains accessible locally and across Alberta. Here are the resources available to you:

  • Emergency/9-1-1 Services: Call 911 for immediate danger.
  • Grande Prairie Aberdeen Centre – Walk-In Counselling Services (Youth and Adult): Provided by Alberta Health Services, offering immediate support. Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 780-833-4323
  • Alberta’s Addiction Helpline: Confidential support for addiction issues, call 1-866-332-2322.
  • Kids Help Phone: Support for youth under 20, call 1-800-668-6868.
  • Community School Liaison Program – County of Grande Prairie No.1 (
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 686868 for crisis support via text.
  • Indigenous Mental Health Help: Call 1-855-242-3310 for support and counselling in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.
  • AHS Integrated Crisis Access Team: Reach them at 587-259-5513 for mental health support, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Suicide Crisis Help Line 9-8-8
  • Virtual Counselling Services: Reach out by calling 1-833-827-4230 or visiting for virtual counselling services.
  • Mental Health Help Line: Call 1-877-303-2642 for crisis support, information, and referrals regarding mental health concerns.
  • Alberta 8-1-1 Health Link: Dial 8-1-1 for health advice from Alberta’s medical experts.
  • 211 Alberta: Your gateway to digital supports and local services. Whether you need confidential support or information, simply call or text INFO to 211, or visit

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

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


The next update will be provided at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, unless an emergency update is required.


Media Contact: 

County of Grande Prairie Communications