Check those winter burn piles

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Millet’s Fire Dept. is asking people to take care after responding to two grass fires last week.

Arriving a full month ahead of last fire, high winds and dry conditions have increased the risk of grass fires.

Wetaskiwin Fire Services have also been called to several wildland fires in the area.

Firefighters are asking property owners who burned over the winter to check the burn sites to see if there are still smouldering ashes and debris as a controlled burn last month could rekindle and start a wildfire under these conditions.

—Times Staff

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