Sturgeon County fire update

The wildland fire that is burning north of Township Road 560 along the Sturgeon River, between Range Roads 224 and Range 225, south east of Casa Vista is currently under control. Sturgeon County Emergency Services crews, along with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) crews are continuing to work at extinguishing the fire.

The north, east and south sides of the fi re are continuing to hold well at the fi re breaks. The south-west corner and west side of the fire area has improved greatly, and crews hope to have it fully extinguished by 6 p.m. today.

“The focus of our resources has switched to the east and north sides of the river. Dry conditions continue to challenge our crews; however, we are confi dent that we are continuing to gain the upper hand,” said Sturgeon County Fire Chief, Pat Mahoney.

Residents of the area should remain alert. If the conditions change and evacuation alerts are required, a representative of Sturgeon County Peace Offi cers or RCMP will be making the notifi cation.
Sturgeon County residents are reminded that the County is under a full fire ban. No fi re permits will be issued during this period and all previously issued permits are now void. Operators of off -highway vehicles are asked to use extreme caution when driving through wooded areas and to ensure that a spark arrester is attached properly and cleaned of debris.

For fire watch updates, please visit www.sturgeoncounty.ab.ca.

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