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WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 25, 2019 AT 9:00 PM
Tomorrow’s expected forecast could pose danger to firefighters working on parts of the fire perimeter. Gusty winds out of the southwest and high temperatures will increase fire activity. Despite the expected weather, firefighters have been working very hard to prepare for the challenging conditions.
The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level. The last recorded size is approximately 105, 200 hectares.
Crews continue to further protect power line poles west and south of the Town of High Level.
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
There are 194 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.
Atco has temporary restored power to Mackenzie County, Town of High Level, La Crete, Fort Vermilion & Dene Tha’ First Nation. The goal is to restore permanent reliable service as quickly & safely as possible. Power may be intermittent at this time. Atco is also securing large-scale backup generators that can be drawn on to provide power to communities, if needed.
Please Continue to Monitor the AB Wild Fire Update 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