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

Critical: Wildfire - Big Lakes (Updated May 13, 2023 at 07:11 PM)

Critical: Wildfire - Big Lakes

Updated May 13, 2023 at 07:11 PM

Source: Alberta Emergency Management Agency

Issued: May 13, 2023 at 07:11 PM

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

A fire southeast of the Town of High Prairie is moving northeast. If you are in the area you must evacuate immediately. Gift Lake and Peavine Metis Settlement are not under evacuation order at this time. East Prairie Metis Settlement remains on evacuation order.

Area: This alert is in effect for Big Lakes County residents south of Township Road 740, west of Range Road 152, east of Range Road 162 and north of Township Road 730.

Affected areas (1):

  • Big Lakes

Action to take:

  • Bring pets, important documents, medication, and supplies for 7 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 evacuate now
  • 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.

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