EDMONTON - An Alberta wildfire official says recent rain hasn't been enough to counter nine weeks of hot, dry conditions fuelling forest fires.
Information officer Richard Horne says there hasn't been enough moisture in the last few days to get down to the forest floor.
He says the tops of trees may be getting wet, but there won't be a big difference in the fire situation unless there's a substantial downpour.
Showers have improved conditions enough to lift most fire bans, Horne says, although anyone heading out into the wilderness should check the local status.
There are about three dozen wildfires burning in Alberta right now, although only one near Grande Cache is considered out of control.
A large blaze on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range near Cold Lake is under control.
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