Suspicious Grass Fires in Vulcan County; Conditions Very Dry

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A reminder to southern Albertans that it's pretty dry out there right now.

Fire officials in Vulcan County are investigating a rash of recent suspicious grass fires.

Between March 28th and April 3rd, fire crews were called out to 7 grass fires in 8 days, all of which are believed to be suspect.

Vulcan County Fire Chief, Doug Headrick tells our radio station it was a very busy stretch for his crews. "It was a very taxing on our firefighters. Obviously they were chasing fire for a good week straight. That puts the community at risk. At times we had two or three departments out working these fires as they were quite large."

Headrick says the suspicious fires have since stopped since RCMP and Vulcan County began patrols in the region. He notes however it's very dry right now and it doesn't take much to get a wildfire going. Headrick says people need to be very careful, especially when it comes to discarding smoking materials.

He says all of the suspicious fires during that stretch had similarities.

Douglas Headrick: 

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