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A fire that burned for 6 hours in the south country, flared up again on Wednesday causing more damage near Glentworth. The fire had already cover an estimated 3500 acres of crop and grassland before water bombers had to be called in to put it out.  

High winds fuelled the blaze preventing local crews from getting control and while volunteers kept an eye on the scorched earth Monday and Tuesday, a flare up Wednesday caused the fire to re-ignite, burning a fence line.

Meanwhile, unfavourable conditions in the forecast has caused a local fire ban to be reissued for the RM of Caron and the Hamlet of Caron, effective immediately.

Continued dry conditions, high winds and with more vehicles in the fields, there is s growing concern of wildfires.

The ban includes any open flames or anything that has the potential to create sparks. Residents in the area of fire bans are still permitted to use propane or natural gas barbecues.

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