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Long stretch of very hot summer weather increasing wildfire risk quickly

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With some serious summer heat now blanketing the region things are starting to dry out very fast.

Some municipalities have re-issued fire restrictions and advisories with an extended period hot, and dry weather in the forecast.

A fire restriction is now in place in Vulcan County and a fire advisory re-issued this week for the MD of Pincher Creek.

The recent hot weather has increased the fire risk dramatically across much of southern Alberta.

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A fire advisory also remains in Lethbridge County and a fire ban is still in effect for the Lethbridge River Valley.

Heat Warnings currently cover most of the province with temperatures in the low to mid 30’s to continue right into next week.

You can check out all the current advisories and bans at Alberta Fire Bans

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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