The province is making fire safety more convenient.
 
Last month, the Government of Alberta released a mobile app to keep people updated on fire bans, restrictions and advisories.
 
"I find that it's very handy," said Fort Saskatchewan fire chief Shawn McKerry. "I got notifications right away on my phone as soon as we (Fort Saskatchewan), Strathcona County and Edmonton lifted the fire bans."
 
Despite the incredibly dry weather in May and having a fire ban in place, some residents in Fort Saskatchewan continued to have backyard fires.
 
After most of the province got hit with a blanket of rain, many of the bans were lifted.
 
"It's a huge resource for anyone who has it. Just to know that if you're headed out for the weekend camping that you can quickly see if there's any advisories or bans and maybe then you'll have an advanced notice to change some plans or be prepared to do something different," added McKerry. "I think the mobile app is fantastic."
 
After battling fires for most of the spring, Lamont County downgraded their fire ban to an advisory Wednesday morning (Jun.6).
 

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