Wildfire Hazard... EXTREME

Nordegg Wildfire (RWF-015)

According to Clearwater County, Nordegg has been completely evacuated. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance during this diffcult process. If you are a Nordegg evacuee and require lodging, please phone Clearwater County at 403-845-4444.

Pets may be accepted at the Clearwater Vet in Rocky Mountain House (403-845-5353) or Spirit Ryder Kennel (403-844-4284).

Forestry Trunk Road is closed from Highway 11 to the North Fork Road. Highway 11 may be closed or controlled.

The wildfire is approximately 1.5 km from Nordegg and over 210 hectares in size due to extreme weather and dry conditions. The fire crossed Forestry Trunk Road and firefighters are working to build new guards around the fire. Firefighters and heavy equipment continued to work overnight. Air tankers will be fighting the fire early this morning. Over 100 firefighters, various heavy equipment and air tankers, and six helicopters are fighting the fire. 

Lodgepole Wildfire (RWF-020)

 

Due to extreme fire and weather behaviour, the wildfire is approximately 1,350 hectares in size, located about two kilometres west of Lodgepole. Firefighters continued fighting the fire overnight. Over 50 firefighters, eight helicopters and various heavy equipment and airtankers are fighting the fire with more air and ground support arriving today.

 

Brazeau County has issued a mandatory evacuation for the town of Lodgepole. Evacuees must report to the Omniplex in Drayton Valley at 5737-45 Avenue.The following intersections are closed:

Intersection of Highway 620 and Elk River Road
Interesction of Highway 620 and Range Road 85
Highway 753 and Township Road 490  

All burning permits have been suspended in the forested areas of Alberta. If you have smoke-related health concerns, please phone Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-LINK (5465). For more information, please phone the information officers:

Whitney Exton
587-985-2095

Barry Shellian
403-845-0521 

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