Large wildfire continues burning in Jasper National Park


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A large wildfire burning in Jasper National Park grew in size over the weekend.


The Chetamon wildfire was estimated to be about 8000 hectares in size.


Rain on Sunday and cooler temperatures on Monday allowed firefighters and helicopters to safely access two priority areas of the wildfire.


Firefighters laid out sprinklers and hoses in key areas on the south side of the wildfire and helicopters made progress bucketing water on the north side of the wildfire.


The wildfire is now more accurately mapped at 6150 hectares.


Due to the fire, the Municipality of Jasper was experiencing a power outage.