The recent hot and dry weather conditions across the region has led to the wildfire hazard being increased to very high in both the High Level and Slave Lake forest areas.
No new fire permits are being issued in the High Level area, as a fire advisory is also now in place.
Gusty winds in the Slave Lake area are also playing a role in the increase of the wildfire hazard in that area.
Anyone recreating in back country areas across the Peace region are asked to use caution, which includes cleaning off your exhaust before heading out.
If campfires are a part of your activities, be sure to use the soak, stir, and soak again practice until the fire is completely out.