A State of Local Emergency and mandatory evacuation notice has been issued in the M.D. of Greenview, near Fox Creek.
An Alberta Emergency Alert was issued at 9:09PM Sunday. The evacuation notice applies to residents on Township 66 21 5, south of the Iosegun River and all of Township 65 21 5, on both sides of Highway 43.
A reception centre has been set up at the Paradise Inn in Valleyview.
The M.D. of Greenview says there’s a serious fire burning between the Hamlet of Little Smoky and Fox Creek.
The wildfire is about 18 km’s southeast of the hamlet, and 10 km’s north of Fox Creek near the North Trilogy plant.
As of Sunday evening it was just over 70 hectares in size and headed northwest.
Meanwhile, the Fort McMurray wildfire is now an estimated 251,000 hectares in size and remains out of control as well.
www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca has the latest information regarding emergency alerts across Alberta.
Temperatures are expected to rise through the week, with rain not expected in the forecast until Wednesday. td/Photo from Fox Creek Fire Department Facebook