A Fire Weather Advisory has been placed in effect for the Crowsnest and Waterton forecast zones for August 9 to 11. Please read the following advisory if you live in, or plan to travel to, these areas.
The extreme temperatures and low humidity levels, along with the current weather conditions, have created extreme conditions. If you are traveling in this area, or plan to travel in this area over the next few days, please check ahead regarding Fire Bans and/or closures that may affect your travels. The current fire environment throughout most of Alberta may mean that any new fires started will challenge fire suppression efforts and tax already busy fire service responses. The danger is most apparent in southern Alberta, from the US border to the Edson and Grande Prairie areas, as well as in the northern quarter of the province.
Fire hazard conditions in Lac Ste. Anne County remain stable. Additional precipitation is anticipated this weekend; if this occurs, conditions will be expected to stay the same. If the anticipated precipitation is not received, fire hazard conditions will rise quickly and a Fire Advisory would likely be put into effect early next week.