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County lifts fire advisory, forest area fire hazard now low

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The County of Grande Prairie has lifted its fire advisory. Fire Chief Trevor Grant says the cooler temperatures and recent rain have lessened the risk of a fire starting in the region.

A permit is still needed for any burning during fire season. Burning is also not allowed if winds reach 12 kilometres an hour or higher or in the Dunes Natural Area.

The province has also reduced the wildfire hazard in the Grande Prairie Forest Area all the way from very high to low. Wildfire information officer Melinda Paplawski says rain has lowered the risk, but cured grass could still be a problem in the coming weeks.

Smoke from wildfires in B.C. and the US. is expected to keep drifting into our area. If it affects your health, contact 8-1-1.

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