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In times of extreme dryness, controlled grass fires are an integral part of the fire department’s controlled prevention methods each spring.
In times of extreme dryness, controlled grass fires are an integral part of the fire department’s controlled prevention methods each spring. Geoff Smith/BattlefordsNOW staff

Evidence of burned brush the result of fighting fire with fire

By Colleen Smith
May 13, 2016 - 12:00pm

While wildfires continue to rage in Alberta, the Battleford fire chief is assuring residents the number of fires in the area is substantially lower than in previous years.

“This year – believe it or not – has been one of our slower years in recent memory,” Larry Gabruch said.

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