These wildfires are located approximately five kilometres northwest of Smith and 30 kilometres east of the Town of Slave Lake. SWF086 is still classified as out of control at approximately 4,802 ha.
SWF085 (approx 39 ha) and SWF087 (appox 1,036 ha) have been classified as being held. Being held means that the fires are not expected to grow beyond established boundaries.
Structure protection equipment has been removed from the Old Smith Highway, but structure protection is ready to be deployed if needed. Wildland firefighters with water trucks continue to work patrolling for and extinguishing ground fires in the area. Firefighters are working along the wildfire perimeter extinguishing ground fires with pump and hose around residents’ homes along the Old Smith Highway. Heavy equipment has established guard all around the north excursion from earlier this week.
Today, firefighters are working alongside heavy equipment and fire guard has been established from the southwest to the southeast and moving to the north to the excursion from earlier this week. Smoke will be present in the area but hotspots are being worked by helicopters actively bucketing along the perimeter. While ground crews continue to make up ground along the north and east side of the fire boundary.
The Saulteaux Complex will experience south-southwest winds at 15km/h and a max temperature of 24 degrees.
Visit the Alberta Emergency Alert website for further details.
For information on the Saulteaux Complex, please call Wildfire Information Officer Colby Lachance at 780-404-9186.