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Edson State of Local Emergency - Lapsed

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While the risk of wildfire in the area still remains, the fire south of Edson has seen little growth in the past week and the Edson Emergency Coordination Centre has made the decision to let the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) lapse today. The Emergency Coordination Centre is also standing down at this time. Both can be reactivated at any time.

While these measures are being taken due to the reduced risk to the Town of Edson, we encourage everyone to remain prepared in the event conditions change. Staff will be on standby through the weekend to monitor the situation and continue to receive daily updates from the wildfire teams in the area.

In addition, the fire and water bans will remain in place in Edson during this time of elevated fire risk. This will be reviewed as weather and fire conditions change.

Please continue to observe these bans, as well as the fire and off-highway vehicle restrictions in the forest area over the long weekend.