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Advisory - McLean Creek Area Fire Update
From: Rocky View County
Issued: May 28, 2018 at 12:30 PM
- Alert: May 28, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Area: Rocky View #44
Description: The McLean Creek area wildfire is not expected to impact the Bragg Creek area today or into tomorrow. The potential impact at this time is limited to smoke in the area, which depends on wind direction.
The wildfire in the McLean Creek area is not yet under control. It is growing very slowly in an east-west direction. The fire is not expected to threaten the Bragg Creek area today (Monday) or into tomorrow. The potential impact to area residents is limited to smoke, which will depend on wind direction. Rocky View County has been in contact with Alberta Health Services, and additional information will be issued should air quality become an issue. Rocky View County is again advising Bragg Creek area residents to stay connected to local media, the County’s Safe & Sound system, and the Alberta Emergency Alert / Alert Ready system in case the situation changes. This includes keeping cell phones and similar devices active overnight, and not placing them in night/silent mode when retiring. The public is advised to avoid travel in any of the southern directions out of the Bragg Creek area due to the possibility of decreased visibility due to smoke, and the need to keep roads clear for emergency personnel. At this time, the wildfire is approximately 100 hectares in size, and lies about 15 km south/southwest of Bragg Creek. The fire is being aggressively attacked by air, and ground crews that are currently deploying and constructing fireguards. The Emergency Command Centre managing the fire is well co-ordinated, with representatives from the Province, the Alberta Fire Commissioner, Alberta Wildfire, Rocky View County, the M.D. of Foothills, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the RCMP. Additional updates will be issued as the situation changes.
Instruction: Close doors, windows and vents should smoke become an issue. Avoid the wildfire area.
Additional information: Broadcast Audio