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Fire hazard still high in the Peace region

Some light rain and cooler temperatures have helped to lower the fire risk in the area. Alberta Wildfire says it still remains high and fire bans remain in place in a number of areas.

On Wednesday the risk hit extremely high levels in the Grande Prairie Forrest Area. At that point Alberta Wildfire said there had been nearly 450 fires burning more than 3,500 hectares. The use of off-highway vehicles is also prohibited on public lands due to the high wildfire risk.

Though the risk has been lowered to high fire advisories remain in place in the city and county. The city says current permits are still valid but ask residents to hold off on an non-essential burning.

Similar rules are in place for the county which says no new permits will be issued. They also ask residents to make sure any previous burn piles are extinguished fully.

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Fire crews are active in the southern part of the province as well. CBC says campers are being advised to avoid the Maclean Creek area in the Kananaskis area near Calgary.

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