The fire advisory for the Grande Prairie Forest Area has been lifted. Due to some overnight rainfall and more expected in the next few days, Alberta Wildfire has cancelled the advisory as of 12 p.m. on June 20th. The wildfire danger level in the area has also been downgraded to low.
The ban was originally put into place on June 17th after warm temperatures and gusty winds bumped the wildfire level to high. On the 17th, there were three lightning-caused wildfires in the forest area which were all eventually put out.
Since wildfire season began on March 1st, 36 fires have been recorded in the forest area with a total of 10 hectares burned. People are reminded that if they see smoke or a fire they should report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.