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Fire advisory issued for County of Grande Prairie

The County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Services has issued a fire advisory for the entire County of Grande Prairie, along with the towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Wembley.

Fire officials say the hot, dry conditions with little rain forecast has prompted them to put the advisory in place. Residents who have existing fire permits are advised not to burn until the conditions improve.

Burning is not permitted when winds reach, or are forecasted to reach, 12 kilometres an hour or higher. Residents who must burn are being urged to follow all permit guidelines and safe burning practices, including always remaining on site until burning is complete.

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