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Fire advisory issued for City of Grande Prairie

The Grande Prairie Fire Department has issued a fire advisory for the municipality, as high temperatures have led to an increased fire hazard in the municipality.

Fire officials say under the advisory, permits for heavy fuels will not be issued, while all other permits remain effective, and new permits for lighter fuels will be considered on a site-by-site basis. However, any burning without a valid fire permit is strictly prohibited.

The fire department says things like safe wood campfires, which are housed within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring, and on private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas are still allowed. As are residential fire pits, and gas or propane stoves and barbeques.

The County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Services also issued a fire advisory on Wednesday, for the entirety of the region, including the towns of Beaverlodge, Wembley and Sexsmith.

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