A serious lack of precipitation this spring so far, along with warm and winder conditions are heavily increasing the risk of wildfires.
A serious lack of precipitation, coupled with warm and windy weather lately has prompted a number of southern Alberta municipalities to issue burning advisories.
Fire Advisories are now in effect for Vulcan County, the MD of Taber, County of Forty Mile, and County of Newell.
A Fire Restriction is in place for Cypress County in the southeast. You can see a full list of advisories and restrictions by visiting www.albertafirebans.ca.
The good news there is rain and snow in the forecast for southern Alberta Friday through Sunday, which should help ease concerns.
Across the border in Saskatchewan, there are well over 30 rural municipalities in that province with fire bans at the moment, due to extreme wildfire conditions.