Fire officials around southern Alberta are bracing themselves for hot, dry weather conditions that increase the risk of wildfires.
“The area from Calgary down to Waterton or the U.S. border could expect some dry conditions and potentially some aggressive fires in the next week or so,” said Mike Flannigan, professor of Wildland Fire Sciences at the University of Alberta.
As of Wednesday, many areas within southern Alberta were under fire restrictions or fire advisories. Fire Advisories have been declared for Rocky View County, the Calgary Forest Area, Cypress County and County of Fort Mile No. 8.