With spring underway in Alberta, snow is melting and the sun is blazing on dry, brittle grass.
Wildfire season started in Alberta on March 1 and that comes with a warning about the wildfire risk across the province.
As of 10 a.m. on May 20, there were 30 wildfires burning across the province, 10 of which had been turned over. Eleven of the wildfires were listed as under control and three were listed as being held. Six wildfires were listed as out of control.
Alberta gearing up for wildfire season
As of 10 a.m. May 20, 13 fire bans were in place across Alberta.
Twenty fire advisories were in place across Alberta as of May 19, along with 20 fire restrictions.
During the 2018 wildfire season, 1,288 wildfires burned more than 59,800 hectares across the province. The province said 777 of the wildfires last year were caused by humans.
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