Gateway Gazette

Alberta Wildfire Alert: May 26 2015

 

There are 72 wildfires in Alberta with 29 of them out of control right now.  1600 firefighters, 30 air tankers, 120 pieces of equipment and 2 helicopters are at the ready.  Firefighters from other Provinces have arrived in Alberta to assist where needed.

25 klms east of Slave Lake, there is a wildfire covering approximately 500 hectares. RCMP are evacuating people as homes are being threatened. Evacuees are heading to the MD office of Lesser Slave River.

Another wildfire near Cold Lake is also out of control threatening oil & gas facilities.

A caution relating to air quality is being advised in areas of the wildfires for children and seniors.  Details can be checked at airquaility.alberta.ca.

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