Critical: Wildfire - Big Lakes
Updated May 05, 2023 at 10:26 PM
Source: Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Issued: May 05, 2023 at 10:26 PM
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Description: This is an Alberta Emergency Alert. Big Lakes County has issued an Evacuation Order due to Wildfire.
A fire within East Prairie Metis Settlement is moving northwest and is expected to reach the Banana Belt area overnight tonight.
Affected areas (1):
- Big Lakes
Action to take:
- Everyone east of the West Prairie River and Highway 749 and south of Township Road 724 must evacuate now
- Bring pets, important documents and medication and supplies for 3 days
- Everyone evacuating should go to the Elks Rodeo Hall north of the Town of High Prairie at 74508 on Highway 749 to register
- Everyone must be evacuated by midnight tonight by 12:00 AM, May 6
- Bring RV's if you have them as camping is available on site at the Elks Rodeo Hall
- Stay tuned to www.alberta.ca/emergencyalert and local media for updates.