Here in Slave Lake, 3 days of decent spring weather (there was snow as recently as last week, and still snow in my backyard as I type this) and I get this in my email...
Hot and dry weather has caused the wildfire hazard to climb to HIGH in the Slave Lake Area. This afternoon, areas south of Lesser Slave Lake will see vey strong and gusty winds. Use extreme caution around areas of dead grass. The dead grass will ignite easily and the winds will cause the fire to spread very quickly.
Seriously, is 8 months of constant precipitation not enough?