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Grande Prairie wildfire rating drops to Low

Rain over the last couple of days has reduced to wildfire hazard in the Grande Prairie area to low.

However, Wildfire Information Officer Janelle Lane stresses that people recreating outdoors still need to use caution.

“Even though we got quite a bit of rain, that doesn’t mean that people should stop preventing wildfires. So that means fully extinguishing your campfire, and checking the hot spots on your off-highway vehicles, as well.”

The Red Deer Creek wildfire has gotten more than 50 millimetres of rain, which has helped keep it from growing.

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“So what that’s going to do, is it’s going to lower the temperatures, and it’s going to add some moisture to the air as well, and that’s going to help our firefighters fight that fire. It actually hasn’t budged much on the Alberta side or the B.C. side; we’ve been holding it at the Narraway River.”

It remains around 3,000 hectares in Alberta, and 33,500 in B.C.

Photo: Firefighters camping in rainy conditions

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