Munitions Not To Blame For Fires In Weapons Range

Monday, July 17, 2006 at 13:02



An official with the Canadian Forces says military exercises did not start any fires in the Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range.


Captain Jennifer Jones says lightning caused the blazes, not training runs.


The region was home to a few fires during the recent wildfire blitz.


There was some speculation that normal weapons range activity may have been a factor in one of the blazes.


Jones says planes from the Cold Lake air base follow safety procedures during forest fire season to make sure they don’t ignite any fires.


She says the military was aware of some fires in the weapons range, and made sure they alerted government officials about them.