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The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level. The last recorded size is approximately 99, 250 hectares.
Firefighters have completed a successful controlled burn technique to create a containment boundary along highway 35 south of High Level, highway 58 west of High Level and the fire perimeter, as weather conditions allowed firefighters to do so.
Alberta Wildfire firefighters in conjunction with municipal firefighters, along with air support from helicopters and air tankers continue to work hard to contain the fire perimeter southwest of High Level as lighter winds, have made it safe for firefighters to continue to be effective. The main area of spread remains away from town.
Crews continue to further protect power line poles west and south of the Town of High Level.
Heavy equipment has been working along the northeast side of the fire and they continue to make progress on making a guard around the fire perimeter.
Structural firefighters have also been taking preventive measures on homes. This includes removing debris from yards, removing patio furniture from decks and other flammable material.
There are 154 structural firefighters that continue to establish and maintain structural protection on homes in the Town of High Level and on other critical values at risk within Mackenzie County.For further information please continue the AB Wildfire Website http://srd.web.alberta.ca/high-level-area-update Alberta Wildfire has 360, firefighters along with 28 helicopters on this fire. There are more resources arriving daily.
For further information please continue the AB Wildfire Website http://srd.web.alberta.ca/high-level-area-update