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Rain and snow reduce Grande Prairie wildfire risk to low

Rain, snow and cooler temperatures in the Grande Prairie region have again dropped the wildfire risk to low. Three fires were sparked in the area in September, but the season has been relatively calm in the region. 72 fires have burned 136.9 hectares of land.

Anyone spending time in the wilderness is once again reminded to clean off their ATVs, as the exhaust can cause debris to smoulder, and potentially ignite dry grass.

Hunters out for the season should also make sure to properly extinguish their warming and cooking fires. If embers are left, they can burn deep into the ground through the winter and emerge in the spring.

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