Gateway Gazette

Wildfire Update: Opportunity #17 – Wabasca and Bigstone Cree Nation

UPDATE # 2 – Wednesday, May 27 at 8:30 AM.. The Wildfire situation in the area has improved to the point that the Mandatory Evacuation Order for Wabasca, and Bigstone Cree Nations A, B, and D have been lifted. Persons living in those areas may return home. The Mandatory Evacuation Order is still in effect for people who live on the Bigstone Cree Nation C area.The wildfires in the area of Bigstone Cree Nations, and Wabasca continue to burn, and provincial resources are on scene working to control and contain these fires. The Mandatory Evacuation Order has been lifted for the communities of Wabasca, Bigstone Cree Nation A, Bigstone Cree Nation B, and Bigstone Cree Nation D and persons living in those locations can now return home.

The Mandatory Evacuation Order is still in effect for people who live on the Bigstone Cree Nation C area.

Be cautious while in or near this area, as provincial resources are in the area working to contain and control the wildfires. Persons living in the communities of Wabasca, and Bigstone Cree Nations A, B, and D may return home. Persons living in Bigstone Cree Nation C are still under a mandatory evacuation order.

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