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Fire Hazard Level is lowered

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Fire Hazard Level is lowered

Alberta Wildfire mobile app shows the Fort McMurray wildfire as under control on July 5, 2016

Rain over the past couple of days may turn out to be a real positive.

Those showers have actually helped reduce the Fire Hazard Index Level to low.

This means there are less chances that another wildfire could happen.

Firefighters are still scanning the area searching for any hot spots. They currently have their eyes on a couple of moderate danger pockets.

On July 4th, the fire was classified as being under control, meaning that the blaze was completely contained and was now on the verge of being extinguished for good.

Authorities are still warning everyone to stay away from the burned areas. This includes any hot spots and areas with burnt trees. These trees can fall at anytime with or without any wind.

Also firefighters equipment and machinery need as much room as possible to do their work.

Fire permits are needed in the Forest Protection Areas and the the Fort McMurray Forest Area, except for campfires, while permits are required for all burning including campfires in the Urban Service Area.

For fire permits in the Forest Protection Area call 780-743-7125 and for fire permits in the Urban Service Area call 780-792-5519.

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