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High Level Wildfire Update May 25, 2019
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 are working 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. The main area of spread remains away from town.
The High Level Fire Department and other municipal firefighters have set up sprinklers on the southwest and northwest side of town. In addition, structural protection has been completed on Mackenzie County homes southeast of High Level, Tolko and Norbord.
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. Alberta Wildfire has 360, firefighters along with 28 helicopters on this fire. There are more resources arriving daily.
Please Continue to Monitor the http://srd.web.alberta.ca/high-level-area-update Town of High Level Website www.highlevel.ca Mackenzie County Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Mackenzie-County-262409787134568/ Highway 511 https://511.alberta.ca/region/Northern%20Alberta#:Alerts Alberta Health Services https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/page14070.aspx