August long is just a mere 24 hours away and most are thinking about packing up the trailer, getting the kids and heading out for a weekend of adventuring in Alberta’s backwoods.

When camping, especially with children, roasting smores is a right of passage and thankfully, it looks like you will be able to do that this weekend as there are little fire bans in the area.

The City of Chestermere is under a fire advisory. Residents are still allowed to have open flame but the Chestermere Fire Department reminds fire users to remain vigilant. They recommend soaking the area adjacent to the fire pits with water to reduce the risk of a fire.

Vulcan County is also under a Fire Restriction due to the dry, windy, and warm conditions present and in the forecast. There is a very high risk of fire spread during windy conditions in any cured (dead and dry) grass fuel type, such as those that exist across the County.