More manpower being added to battle two wildfires in north-central Alberta

More crews are joining the battle to snuff out wildfires in north-central Alberta.

EDMONTON — More crews are joining the battle to snuff out wildfires in north-central Alberta.

Wildfire information officer Geoffrey Driscoll with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development says the extra manpower will go to fight a fire about 15 kilometres north of Bonnyville.

As well, there will be reinforcements for crews attacking a blaze 17 kilometres northwest of Grassland, between Athabasca and Lac la Biche.

Driscoll says a forest fire just 6 1/2 kilometres northeast of Lodgepole is 85 per cent contained.

Warm, dry weather is forecast for the next few days.

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