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Grande Prairie Forest Protection Area fire advisory lifted

There are no longer any fire advisories in effect for the Grande Prairie region. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry lifted its advisory for the Forest Protection Area at 10 a.m. this morning, just before the County lifted its own and restored burn permits.

Rain has hit much of the area, lowering the wildfire hazard to moderate. Permits are still required for any burning, and residents are reminded to take the weather into account before starting a controlled burn.

So far this season there have been 25 wildfires in the region burning more than 125 hectares. Fortunately, none started over the weekend. The wildfire 15 kilometres south of Grovedale is still 98-hectares in size but is now under control, meaning it’s completely contained and will be extinguished. The one across Highway 40 is 6.6 hectares and considered under control.

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