Sturgeon Lake Complex (Valleyview Area) wildfire status update from Greenview Emergency Operations Centre

June 1, 2023 – 3:00 pm

Please note that the information in the following update is official information as provided by Alberta Forestry. Greenview strives to provide a timely high-level summary of active wildfires within Greenview and will post updates to evacuation orders and alerts as available and provided by Alberta Forestry and the Province of Alberta.

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STURGEON LAKE COMPLEX (GWF017 & GWF023) – Status Update Change
June 1, 2023 – 3:00 PM

As of June 1, 2023 the status of the Sturgeon Lake wildfire is now Under Control.

GCX- 001- is now “under control, this wildfire  burned more than 9, 300 hectares. Under Control means at this stage, suppression efforts ensure the wildfire will not spread any further. With the reduced fire activity and behaviour, both current and anticipated. The Sturgeon Lake wildfires GWF 017; GWF023 are classified as Under Control. Firefighters remain on alert to new wildfires and continue to monitor those under control.

AB Wildfire reminds members of the public and industry that the Sturgeon Lake wildfire is still an active wildfire and caution should be exercised at all times while travelling or working in the area.

  • Before entering any area affected by a wildfire, members of the public should be aware that significant safety hazards may be present.
  • Trees that have been damaged by fire might be unstable and could fall. Ash pits can be hard to detect and can remain hot long after the flames have died down.
  • Residents who live around the area of Sturgeon lake may continue to see smoke from within the perimeter and burned material; however, smoke that rises from green, unburnt fuel or from outside the perimeter should be reported immediately.
  • To Report Wildfire Call 310-FIRE (3747)

AB Wildfire will continue to monitor the fire and extinguish hot spots while moving gear, equipment and personnel to GWF019 incident. There is no longer a need to restrict public access for firefighting personnel to operate efficiently and safely in the area.

A fire restriction remains in effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Anyone living outside the Forest Protection Areas falls within Greenview’s current Wildfire Restriction which mirrors the restriction in effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Click here to read more.

Alberta Wildfire will have resources monitoring the fire to ensure the safety of residents and others in the area and if necessary will direct aircraft and other resources to the fire.

Important Things to Consider:

  • Residents, businesses and industry are encouraged to proactively prepare properties as much as possible in the event of a wildfire. Read more at FireSmart/
  • Emergency preparedness is key. Residents outside the evacuation area are reminded to be prepared by: