It's been three weeks, and local firefighters are still battling fires in the area.

Although many of the fires in the area have been deemed under control, firefighters are still returning to the areas to check for hot spots. This even led to another fire being put out on Monday (May 22).

That same day, firefighters in Strathcona County were searching for hot spots southeast of Fort Saskatchewan.

Due to these fires, fire bans have been put in place for Fort Saskatchewan, Sturgeon County, Lamont County, and Strathcona County. 

Smoke from these fires also caused air quality to deteriorate over the weekend, although conditions have since improved throughout this week.

Many of these blazes were caused by unintentional human activity alongside hot and dry weather conditions.