This is an Alberta Emergency Alert. Big Lakes County has issued an Evacuation Order due to Wildfire.

Critical: Wildfire - Parts of Alberta (Updated May 06, 2023 at 02:31 PM)

Critical: Wildfire - Parts of Alberta

Updated May 06, 2023 at 02:31 PM

Source: Alberta Emergency Management Agency

Issued: May 06, 2023 at 02:31 PM

Description: This is an Alberta Emergency Alert. Big Lakes County has issued an Evacuation Order due to Wildfire.

A wildfire is moving west through the Gilwood area.

Area: This alert is in effect for everyone in Big Lakes County between Highway 749 west to Range Road 185 and from Township Road 730 north to Township Road 740.

Affected areas (2):

  • Big Lakes
  • High Prairie

Action to take:

  • Everyone in in the impacted area must evacuate now
  • Bring pets, important documents and medication, and enough food, water, and supplies for 3 days
  • Evacuate to the Elks Rodeo Hall north of the Town of High Prairie at 74508 on Highway 749 to register
  • Further instructions will be given to those directly impacted
  • Everyone from Highway 749 west to Range Road 185 and from Township Road 730 north to Township Road 740 must be prepared to leave on short notice
  • Go to the County website and Facebook page for info
  • Updates on www.alberta.ca/emergencyalert.

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