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(Firefighters continue to carry out ignition operations along the northeast side of the fire perimeter)
WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 23, 2019 AT 9:00 PM
THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (SOUTHWEST OF HIGH LEVEL)
The next update will be at 11 AM, or if conditions change.
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Town of High Level | Update
The Town of High Level has issued an Evacuation Order for the town as of May 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. For more info please continue to monitor the Town of High Level Website at www.highlevel.ca, call 780-926-2201 or visit Alberta Emergency Alert for more updates.
We ask evacuees if you have not already registered please do so at one of the following Evacuation Centres:
Slave Lake Legacy Centre400 6 Ave NE, Slave Lake, ABPhone: 780-843-5651.
Gordon Buchanan Centre5409-49 Street, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC)10726-106 Ave (Signage is posted), Grande Prairie, AB
Misery Mountain Ski Resort10408-89 Street, Peace River, AB
La Crete Heritage Centre 15411 Twp Rd 1060, south of La Crete
Fort Vermilion Community Cultural Complex (5001-44 Ave. in Fort Vermilion)
If you are unable to register at one of the above locations please call 780-502-0778. If you contact this number and have left a voicemail please recall to insure you are registered.
Animal Control has arrived and are collecting household pets that have been left behind in High Level and area. All the collected pets will be moved to a safe and secure location outside of the Town of High Level. If you have left your house hold pet behind please contact 780-926-2201
For general inquires please contact 780-926-2201. (It will be monitored 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
Mackenzie County | Update
The mandatory evacuation for Mackenzie County rural residents south and southeast of the Town of High Level and the Town of High Level remains in effect. All evacuees are welcome at the Reception Centres located at the La Crete Heritage Centre (15411- TWP RD 1060, south of La Crete) and at the Fort Vermilion Community Cultural Complex (5001-44 Avenue). If you haven’t already registered and you are an evacuee, please call (780) 502-0778.Mackenzie County in collaboration with the Town of High Level and the Dene Tha' First Nation is focusing on the needs of the evacuees.The Mackenzie County Incident Command Centre is open at the Fort Vermilion County office (4511-46 Avenue) from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the phone number for inquiries is (780) 927-3718.
For all public notifications, please follow the Mackenzie County Facebook page.
Alberta Transportation has closed highway 35 south of High Level as well as highway 58 west, due to the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire (HWF042). To stay informed on all road closure info visit the Alberta Transportation website or download the mobile app.
Smoke from the Chuckegg Creek wildfire is affecting far distances in our area. Including; Rainbow Lake, Fort Vermilion and La Crete. If you are experiencing health related smoke issues please contact your doctor or Alberta Health Services.
HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA | WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 23, 2019 AT 9:00 PM
There is one active wildfire in the High Level Forest Area. The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains Out of Control (OC) at 92, 000 hectares. To see a map of all fire locations and statuses within the High Level Forest Area please click here.
The High Level Forest Area has lookout observers on high alert diligently scanning the forest fore new fires. Firefighters with helicopters are also prepositioned around the area ready to respond to any new wildfire starts.
FIRE BAN AND OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT
As of 6:00 p.m. on May 16, 2019, a Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is in effect for the High Level Forest Area. Due to warmer temperatures, gusty winds and no significant rain in the forecast. The ban and restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve. All fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued.
Visit albertafirebans.ca for more information or download the new Alberta Fire Bans mobile app.