August 14, 2014 4:58 pm

Hot, dry conditions prompt Alberta fire bans; blaze burns on grazing land

Cypress County, which covers the entire corner of the province around Medicine Hat, says the fire ban is effective immediately, Aug. 14, 2014

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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A large portion of southeastern Alberta is under a fire ban due to hot, dry conditions.

Cypress County, which covers the entire corner of the province around Medicine Hat, says the ban is effective immediately.

Bans are also in place for the town of Cardston and Cardston County, the Crowsnest Pass and the Municipal District of Foothills.

A partial ban covers Vulcan County, while the Calgary Wildfire Management Area is under a fire restriction.

Several southern areas remain under fire advisories, as does the entire northwest corner of the province.

The conditions stoked a large wild fire through the Sage Creek grazing pasture in the southeast earlier this week.

With files from Medicine Hat News, CHQR

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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