Just before 5:00 Tuesday afternoon, Sylvan Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a vegetation fire in an open field south of Memorial Trail and west of the Vista community.

Although there were no structures in the immediate area, the dry conditions and wind were a concern.

The fire was also burning a line of trees that are on the perimeter of the field.

There are no reports as to the cause of the fire, but residents are reminded to be extra careful this Spring with the continuing dry conditions.

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A fire restiction is in effect for Red Deer County.

- All currently valid fire permits will be allowed to expire.

- The ignition of all new outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are hereby prohibited, and no new fire permits will be issued.

You can check out all the latest fire bans and restrictions here.