Hot weather and little rain are to blame for Alberta's only out of control blaze.
The fire crossed over into Alberta from British Columbia yesterday, north of Peace River.
"With these nearly 30 degree temperatures, the fire grows really big and that's why we've seen it grow so big, so fast," says Wildfire Information Officer Geoffrey Driscoll. "Now that we have a lot of firefighters on it... we're hoping even with the weather these firefighters are going to be able to at least get it contained quickly."
Driscoll says 16 firefighters and seven helicopters are battling the blaze. Crews are using bulldozers to build a fire guard.
The fire is 3,000 hectares in size, with only about 700 hectares in our province.
No communities are affected. Monday morning, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development considered it Alberta's only out of control fire. (ks)