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County to conduct controlled burns along fireguard

The County of Grande Prairie is furthering its wildfire mitigation efforts with plans to conduct a controlled burn on February 28th.

County crews will be conducting a 10-day controlled burn to dispose of wood debris in four areas along the previously established fireguard.

The county says they completed the same permitting process required by residents, and “no special permission” was granted to complete the project. Crews will be burning at the sites for 24 hours per day, seven days per week throughout the 10-day burn permit.

During the process, officials say residents can expect some smoke throughout the region, and residents are asked to not call in any of the smoke or flames at the listed locations to fire officials as they have already been made aware.

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Following the burn, crews are slated to re-evaluate the level of completion after the 10 days to determine whether weather conditions are suitable for any additional controlled burn projects.

All questions regarding the procedure are asked to be directed to the County’s Transportation and Utilities department.

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