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UPDATE: Two new fires under control: Alberta Wildfire

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
UPDATE: Two new fires under control: Alberta Wildfire

Two new fires in the forest protection area yesterday are under control.

That from Alberta Wildfire which says crews responded quickly to both fires.

A third wildfire is located 23 kilometres north of Birch Mountains Wildand Provincial Park, it is being held at 1.5 hectares in size and no communities are threatened at this time.

Three other fires started by lightning Monday night have all been extinguished.

The Horse River wildfire, also known as the Fort McMurray wildfire, is 70 per cent contained and still at approximately 581,956 hectares with approximately 536 kilometres of guard around its perimeter.

The fire hazard is now high in the Fort McMurray Forest Area.

The warm and windy conditions will continue to dry out fine fuels on the ground such as grass and leaves which can contribute to new starts as well as increased fire activity and smoke.

They are asking people to respect the fire ban and OHV restrictions. Stay out of areas where firefighters and crews are working.

Not only is the fire ban for the Fort McMurray Forest area but also for the RMWB.

 

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