UPDATE — High Level also under MANDATORY EVACUATION.
As if firefighters didn’t have enough to worry about as is with the extreme wildfires occurring in and around Fort McMurray…
There was just a new update by the Alberta Emergency Alert stating that there is a wildfire on the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Reserve in Lac Ste. Anne County, located less than an hour west of Edmonton.
UPDATE — It is now under MANDATORY EVACUATION.
The emergency alert reads:
There is a serious fire on the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Reserve which is affecting properties in Lac Ste. Anne County. Any residents North of the Alexis Reserve between the western boundary of highway 7 6 5, East to Range Road 41, North to township road 560, please be prepared for evacuation with one hour notice.This alert includes all residents in the hamlet of GlenevisAlberta Emergency Alert, Gov. of Alberta
Those in the area are being instructed to:
Prepare for possible evacuation. Close doors, windows and vents. Follow the directions of local authorities. Visibility will be affected. Take all necessary precautions. Avoid the area.Alberta Emergency Alert, Gov. of Alberta
Several Edmonton firefighters were dispatched to Fort McMurray to help with the situation up north during the night. They arrived on location at roughly 5 AM this morning.
Please be safe out there, fellow Albertans.