NEWS
05/19/2016 14:23 EDT | Updated 05/20/2017 01:12 EDT

Alberta lifts ban on camp fires, off-highway vehicles for much of the province

EDMONTON — Alberta is lifting the ban on camp fires, open fires and off-highway vehicles for much of the province just ahead of the May long weekend.

The government says wet, cool weather in some areas has reduced the wildfire hazard.

The ban remains in effect for the Lac La Biche and Fort McMurray forest areas in northeastern Alberta.

The province notes that municipalities and federal lands such as national parks may still have fire bans.