“The Emergency Management Cabinet Committee will meet today at 2:30 p.m. in response to the current wildfire situations across the province.

“To date, the Premier and the minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services, who serves as vice-chair of the committee, have been briefed by department officials on the state of the situation. Department officials will also provide daily technical briefings to the media and the public as Alberta’s government continues to respond to the evolving situation.

“Cabinet continues to be kept up to date on the wildfire situation – as is the leader of the Opposition per the Premier’s request. Cabinet continues to have decision-making abilities to deal with emergency decisions.

“This is a very serious ongoing situation, and Alberta’s government will continue to monitor and provide Albertans with the most up-to-date information.

“Albertans are encouraged to download the Alberta Emergency Alert mobile app, which immediately pushes all emergency alerts out to subscribers. For up-to-the-minute Alberta Emergency Alert information, visit Alberta Emergency Alert.”