The Calgary Fire Department has issued a Fire Safety Advisory for the city due to the dry conditions and is asking people to be cautious with flammable materials.

The hot spring weather and dry conditions are making it perfect for grass fires.

Fire officials say the most common and preventable source of ignition for grass fires is from smoking materials that have been improperly disposed of.

They are advising Calgarians to take extra care when using any type of outdoor flame devices and say areas with tall, dry grass and shrubs are the most vulnerable.

Open burning and the unauthorized use of fireworks are not allowed in the city limits but recreational fires are still permitted in apporved backyard fire pits.

Several fires broke out in and around Calgary over the weekend.

A large fire just north of Airdrie drew a lot of attention and the plume of smoke could be seen clearly from many parts of Calgary. The fire burned a large area before being extinguished a few hours later.

In Calgary, residents in the Hamptons joined the efforts of firefighters in battling a blaze that  was creeping towards their backyards. They used garden hoses to help keep the flames at bay while crews did the rest.

A third fire at Anderson Road and 37 St. S.W., burned an area about the size of a hockey rink.

Investigations into the fires are ongoing, but it’s likely they were all accidental.