The County Fire Marshal is reminding residents that fire season has begun. Ken Atamanchuk stresses the need for safety when it comes to burning and the need to have a permit. He says this becomes especially important with stranded crops. As the last season was extremely wet, crops remained in the farmers’ fields and he says this will pose a threat during the season.
A reminder is also going out to the public that the Dunes Natural Area is always off limits for burning as it is too difficult for fire crews to get out there. There is also a high risk for wildfire in the area.
Fire season goes until October 31st. Within the time period, a permit is needed in the Grande Prairie Forest Protection Area for anything larger than a cooking fire.