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THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 28, 2019 AT 9:00 P.M.
The weather forecast today brought hot temperatures and gusty, variable winds. The weather resulted in extreme fire behaviour on the north, west, and south parts of the fire. Established guard lines around priority areas continue to hold. Heavy smoke conditions limited the ability for aircraft to safely operate today, due to visibility concerns. Tomorrow’s forecast expects more hot and dry conditions with moderate winds, resulting in a red flag warning. Firefighters will continue to focus on safely reinforcing priority areas, working on extinguishing hot spots to limit fire spread.
The last recorded size is approximately 130, 000 hectares.
There are 168 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 420, firefighters along with 28 helicopters on this fire. There are more resources arriving daily.
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