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Advisory - Alberta Emergency Alert - Wildfire Alert Updated
From: Municipal District of Foothills No. 31
Issued: May 28, 2018 at 01:15 PM
- Alert: May 27, 2018 at 03:52 PM
- Update: May 27, 2018 at 05:47 PM
- Update: May 28, 2018 at 01:15 PM
Area: Foothills #31
Description: A wildfire is currently burning approximately 15 km south west of Bragg Creek in Kananaskis Country. The fire has grown to approximately 100 hectares in size and is classified as out of control at this time. Voluntary evacuation in place for areas west of Highway #762, between Highway #22 and 178 Avenue West in the MD of Foothills.
Heavy ground smoke will affect areas to the east of the fire, including along Highway #762, between Highway #549 and Highway #22. Please use caution if driving in this area. Fire crews from Alberta Forestry are working to reinforce the guard around the fire to limit any further spread. Fire crews from Foothills Fire are on scene west of Highway #762 monitoring forested areas and structures. For further details monitor local media and/or the MD of Foothills website at www.mdfoothills.com
Instruction: Visibility will be affected due to heavy ground smoke in the area of Highway #762 between Highway #549 and Highway #22. Please avoid the affected areas. Prepare for possible evacuation should conditions change. Take all necessary precautions and follow the directions of local authorities.
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