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Wildfire protection in place for some critical infrastructure: County

The County of Grande Prairie says it has protection in place should the Kelly Lake area wildfire threaten some of its critical infrastructure. B.C. Wildfire Service reported little growth Tuesday, and it’s noted the Bearhole Lake fire has not crossed Heritage Highway.

The County says the blaze is not currently threatening any of its properties, but structural protection is in place and ready to be activated if needed to protect a few properties. The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership Emergency Coordination Centre is also monitoring the situation with slightly higher temperatures and winds forecasted into the weekend.

“The protection of residents and their homes is our number one priority,” the county reports. “We are working closely with BC Wildfire and Alberta Wildfire to ensure we are as prepared as possible should this wildfire cross the border.”

The Air Quality Health Index in the region remains low.

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