Wildfire Update

 

Fire 114 is located 2 km south of the highway in Widewater near the gravel pit. Crews are on scene. Further updates are included in this article.

 

Wildfire Update June 19 at 11:53 am

Fire 114 located two kilometers south of Widewater has been classified as "Under Control".

The State of Local Emergency and the eight hour evacuation alert have been lifted as of 11:53 a.m. June 19, 2019 for the Southshore areas of the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124.

Wildfire Update June 18 at 1:00 pm

Fire 114 located 2 km south of Widewater is being held at 14 hectares. The fire is classified by AB Wildfire as Being Held (BH). Through the day equipment and firefighters will mitigate hotspots.

The 8-hour evacuation alert will remain in effect for now. Residents were permitted to return home yesterday evening.

For questions regarding the wildfire update, please contact Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist at 780.849.0945. For more information on the wildfire status go to srd.web.alberta.ca/slave-lake-area-update. Go to 511.alberta.ca for up to date Road Report information.

Make use of the following MD of Lesser Slave River channels for updates as they happen:
MD website: www.mdlsr.ca
MD Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mdlsr124
MD Twitter page: www.twitter.com/ruggedandreal
MD Administration Office: 780.849.4888


Wildfire Update June 17 at 7:45 pm

The fire south of Widewater has been accurately measured at 14 hectares but has not grown for the past 3 hours. Heavy equipment have completed a fire guard around the entire wildfire. Water skimming airtankers, 24 firefighters, and 3 water delivery vehicles continue to fight this wildfire.

The evacuation has been lifted for all areas though an 8-hour alert will remain in effect. Residents may return home.


Wildfire Update June 17 at 5:30 pm

The fire south of Widewater was measured at an estimated 8 hectares but has not grown outside of the retardant lines. Water skimmers and air tankers continue to drop water on the wildfire. Heavy equipment continue to build a guard.

Residents have been evacuated from the west entrance of Widewater to Widewater Drive as well as Lakeview Heights south of Canyon Creek.

The Hamlet of Canyon Creek is on a 30-minute evacuation notice.


Wildfire Update June 17 at 3:45 pm

Airtankers have laid a retardant line around the entire wildfire and water skimmer airtankers are knocking down areas of open flame. Heavy equipment are moving in to build fire guard.

Lakeview Heights south of Canyon Creek has also been evacuated.

The Hamlet of Canyon Creek is on a 30-minute evacuation notice.

Residents who are under evacuation are asked to check in at the Reception Centre set up at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake. Reception Centre phone number is 780-843-9043.


Wildfire Update June 17 at 3:00 pm

We have been notified by the RCMP that a wildfire near Widewater is closing highway 2. The 4 buses affected will drop off all in-town students and then return to CJ Schurter to wait for the road to reopen. Schools will remain open for affected students until they are able to get home. Any parents who are able to pick up their children are welcome to do so. Please bring government photo ID to pick up your child. We will update as more information is made available.

For questions regarding the wildfire update, please contact Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist at 780.849.0945.

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Wildfire Update June 17 at 2:00 pm

There is a fire 2 km south of the highway in Widewater near the gravel pit. Crews are on scene. Evacuation is underway from the west entrance of Widewater to Widewater Drive. Follow direction of local authorities. Residents are asked to head to Slave Lake and check in at the Legacy Centre. Call 911 in case of an emergency. Further updates will continue to be posted on the news section of this website as they are received.

For questions regarding the wildfire update, please contact Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist at 780.849.0945.

 

 

 

 

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