We still have nine days left in July, but we have already had smokey lungs for weeks.
Between the extreme heat we had earlier and the dry conditions, fire hazard is extreme again.
As someone once said, "It is as dry as a popcorn fart out there."
The wind does not help things either.
This is a friendly reminder to please follow all fire bans, like the new one in Banff National Park and the active fire bans in Alberta parks. Fire crews are working hard and we need to do our part to not start any fires.
There is also an air quality alert for Banff. We are grateful to Silvie Fojtik, fire crew member in Banff, for sharing her photos of a recent fire her and other personnel were "actioning" in Kootenay National Park. You can follow Fojtik here.
Learn more here.
You might have noticed the buffalo berries are out, which means the bears will soon be eating them. Now is the time to be extra careful to minimize the chance of an encounter with a bear.
To learn more about bear advisories and fire bans in Alberta parks, visit their advisories page here.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Stay safe and have fun!