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Alberta Wildfire Update

As of Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 05:13pm

The Spreading Creek Wildfire is a managed wildfire which will continue to grow and is classified as being held. Currently this wildfire is 6816 hectares. Environment and Sustainable Resource Development is continuing to manage this naturally occurring wildfire with 108 firefighters, seven helicopters and various heavy equipment.

Alberta wildfires mapClick here to view the wildfire and forest closure map

Area closure and fire perimeter

There is a forest area closure in the area of the Spreading Creek Wildfire. This is a proactive step due to concerns for public safety. The closure applies to the area including the mountains south of Highway 11, north to Cline River and extending from Banff National Park border east to Whiterabbit Creek.

Click here to view Forest Area Closure Fact Sheet

Tourism, Parks and Recreation has closed campgrounds in the area. Click here for information.

Random and back country campers have been relocated by Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.
Alberta Transportation may have closed roads in the surrounding area. Please check for updates on Alberta 511.

Spreading Creek wildfireIf you have health concerns regarding smoke, please contact Alberta Health Link at 1-866-408-LINK (5465). Click here for forecast of smoke from wildfires in Western Canada

Click here to learn how wildfire benefits the ecosystem

If you are using an off-highway vehicle remember to “KNOCK IT OFF”; it being the debris that builds up in the hot spots.

Always put out your CAMPFIRE when you go off for a walk, ride or turn in for the night. SOAK IT, STIR IT, SOAK IT AGAIN!

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“May the forest be with you”

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