Abnormally warm, windy, and dry conditions prompting a ban on all open fires in the Lethbridge river valley.
Not something we see too often at this time of year. The Lethbridge Fire Department has issued a complete fire ban in the river valley area. The past few weeks has been abnormally warm, windy and dry and that's substantially increased the local wildfire risk. Even with a chance of some rain on Friday and more winter-like temperatures expected by the middle of next week, the Fire Department feels a river valley fire ban is necessary right now. Fires are still allowed however in backyard pits.- Pat Siedlecki