The recent change in weather has lowered the wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area to moderate. It’s been cooler and rainy, but Wildfire Information Officer Kelly Burke notes lightning fires are still common this time of year.
“It’s important now to be extra careful with fire and limit the number of human-caused wildfires. If you do see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE.”
The wildfire six kilometres southwest of Musreau Lake is still considered under control. Burke says crews will continue to clear the area until it’s fully extinguished.
It broke out on June 20th and is believed to have been sparked by lightning. It grew to eight hectares.
Fire advisories remain in effect for the forest area, the MD of Greenview and the County of Grande Prairie. Safe campfires are still allowed.