Gateway Gazette

State of Local Emergency Rescinded for MD Foothills

May 29, 2018 @ 0900 hrs

UPDATED INFORMATION:

The State of Local Emergency for the MD of Foothills has been rescinded

Effective 0900 hrs – May 29, 2018.

Wildfire Status:

  • As of 0800 hrs Alberta Forestry advises that the Champion Lakes (McLean Creek) Wildfire is BEING HELD
  • This fire remains approximately 60 hectares in size
  • Weather conditions are favorable: 3 degrees Celsius, 90% relative humidity

Voluntary Evacuations:

  • The previous voluntary evacuation zone – West of Highway #762, between Highway #22 and 178 Avenue West has been CANCELLED

Road Closures:

  • McLean Creek Road and West Fisher Road remain closed at this time

Heavy Ground Smoke

  • Heavy ground smoke may continue to affect areas in the MD of Foothills along Highway #762 between Highway #549 and Highway #22
  • Visibility may be affected on these provincial highways as well as local roads in the area
  • Please use caution if driving in the area

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