Wildfires Force More Evacuations in Northern Alberta
The Chuckegg Creek wildfire continues to burn out of control.
Presently it is located approximately three kilometres south of the town within Mackenzie County.
It has swelled to almost 150,000 hectares.
Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility in some areas.
Some smoke is expected to push into central Alberta today and this alert will be expanded southward if smoke remains near the surface as it moves away from the fires.
The area of La Crete Ferry Campground was ordered to evacuate.
Mandatory evacuation orders are also in effect for:
Town of High Level and Mackenzie Country areas south/southeast of town
Dene Tha' First Nation communities of Bushe River, Meander River, and Chateh
Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement
Keg River, Carcajou, and all residents from the northern border of the County of Northern Lights to Township Road 922 (Notikewin Road)
Wabasca and the Bigstone Cree Nation