Even though the weather is soggy, certain parts of the Special Areas Board are still under a fire advisory.

Special Areas Board 2, 3 and 4 have downgraded their fire restriction to a fire advisory because of current moisture.

According to the Fire Chief of Special Areas, Glen Durand, a wet ground doesn't mean fires can't happen.

"All the frost that we've got here on the grass; It's dead so it doesn't have a lot of moisture although the ground is wet here," Durand continued. "All we're doing is advising people that caution is still advised but burning is still permitted."fire2Campfires, so long as they are controlled, are allowed.

The Town of Drumheller and the surrounding area, including the Special Areas Board, had a very long summer with a complete fire ban in effect for some of July and through August up until the beginning of September.

"It's a welcome relief to see this cooler, wetter weather," explained Durand. "The fire risk has been mitigated somewhat, that's for sure."

"We always advise caution. This time of year, stuff is dead and nothing is growing so there is no moisture content in the actual plant above the ground," he concluded. "even though the ground is wet, the fire hazard still exits."

Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and random camping areas, but may be restricted if conditions do not improve. Incinerator fires are permitted at a minimum distance of 30 metres away from structures and 3 metres away from combustible materials. Controlled Burns may also be restricted.

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