Risk of Wildfire Increases in Northern Alberta

By Steve Seto, CityNews

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) — The danger rating of a wildfire occurring in the Fort McMurray Forest Area has been increased to extreme.

The region south of Lake Athabasca has been listed at very high, while north of the lake has been marked as extreme.

Since the beginning of March, there have been six new wildfires in the area, but all have been extinguished.

The province recently lifted the fire ban, because of rain in the past couple of weeks, but a fire advisory is still in effect.