MD of Foothills Local Emergency: UPDATE 18:49 hrs


State of Local Emergency

Update 18:49 hrs:
Fire is contained but not under control.

Grassland fire burning north east of Blackie in the area of 482 Avenue and 304 Street East and is moving quickly in a north-easterly direction. Winds in the area are gusting at high speed and shifting direction. Smoke may severely reduce visibility and create hazardous road conditions.

People in the area are asked to shelter in place. Close doors, windows and vents. Leave the area if it is safe to do so. Seek shelter in an open area clear from trees, plants and flammable structures.

The Public is requested to stay away from the area.

No homes, buildings or animals have been affected.

One firefighter is injured and receiving treatment at the High River Hospital.

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