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THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIREAn evacuation alert is in place for everyone in Rocky Lane and High Level north of the Peace River, west of RR 150 south of Hwy 58, the Town of High Level, south and southeast of the Town including the Dene Tha First Nations, Bushe River Reserve, and Beaver First Nations Child Lake Reserve. Additionally, all residents located in the Blue Hills area north of TWP Road 1010, west of RR 150, south of the Peace River including the Hamlet of La Crete.
Please check with the County or the Town or your local community to see if this alert upgrades to an evacuation order in the coming hours.
The fire is currently about six kilometers north of the Boyer River cell tower and about 10 km west of La Crete. Winds overnight are forecast to be SW 15-20 km/hr. The fire will continue to move throughout the night, as it did last night. Be prepared. Stay informed.
Today was a very active fire day.
For tonight we expect only a moderate relative humidity recovery of 60-70%. Winds are expected to continue throughout the night at SW 15-20 km/hr. This means the fire will continue to travel all night, just like last night. The fire could travel about 10 km depending on the conditions.
The forecast for tomorrow is for a high of 21 degrees, 40% humidity, and winds W25 gusting to 45 km/hr. There is a slight chance of rain tomorrow afternoon, however it is going to take substantial rain (more than 20 ml) to make even a slight difference to fire intensity. These are the driest conditions this area has seen in more than 40 years. The winds will be the factor tomorrow and we expect the fire to travel in an easterly direction with significant risk of spotting up to 2 km or more in the gusty winds.
The fire is currently 6 km north of the Boyer River cell tower and 10 km west of La Crete.