LETHBRIDGE: The warmer, sunny weather is helping rid the frustration over a long, dreary
winter. However, with some areas of the province now experiencing above normal
temperatures, there is a new concern - wildfires.
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development reports the fire
danger rating as high to extreme in central, northwestern and some southern
portions of the province. These area didn't get as much snow cover as areas to
the east.There were about 25 wildfires across Alberta over the past weekend,
and, as usual, all were the result of human activity. The worst fire is in the
southern region of County of Grande Prairie. The fire is not in a forest
protection area, but about 25 firefighters were sent in to help over the
Wildfire crews are on high alert, with more than 300 firefighters on duty in
the province and another 1,500 that can be called in on short notice, when
There are numerous Fire Bans across the province, including one in Vulcan
County. As well, "Fire Prevention Notices" are in effect for the Counties of
Warner, Newell, and Cypress as well as the M-D of Pincher Creek.
For more information on Fire Bans and Notices check out https://albertafirebans.ca