Thanks to recent rain and cooler temperatures, a fire ban in Strathcona County has been lifted.
With changes in conditions still possible, the county reminds residents to remain extra cautious when burning.
“Even with the recent rain, it can take only a few days for the risk to increase again due to the pre-existing dry conditions,” said Strathcona County Emergency Services fire chief Dan Lemieux.
Fire permits in the county are now valid. Permits aren’t needed for recreational fires in screened fire pits, pots or bowls, or for smudge fires in rural areas on lands two acres or greater.
As of 7:30 p.m. on May 30: a fire ban remains in place for Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Lamont County and Lamont.