News Flash

Home

Posted on: May 30, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 30, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 30, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

The Chuckegg Creek Fire (High Level area) experienced extreme fire behaviour yesterday with significant growth to the south towards Paddle Prairie, across Highway 35 by Highway 697 and spotted across the Peace River. Continued hot and dry conditions along with variable, gusty winds have proved a challenge to firefighting efforts and safety. Municipal firefighters and heavy equipment responded, with structure protection established as possible to the south of the fire. The fire also experienced growth to the west and continued fire activity on the north part of the fire around Watt Mountain.

Firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft are assessing the situation given the recent fire growth and will focus on priority areas. Structural protection and municipal firefighters are working to protect values. The weather forecast today anticipates cooler temperatures and higher minimum relative humidity, though winds today are expected to remain gusty and are expected to come primarily from the north. 

The last recorded size is approximately 230,000 hectares.

Heavy equipment continues make good progress on sections of the fire perimeter to build guard lines, which are being reinforced by firefighters and airtankers as can safely fly in smoky conditions.

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 400, firefighters along with 26 helicopters on this fire.

Atco has restored power supply and is supporting normal operations to Mackenzie County, Town of High Level, La Crete, Fort Vermilion & Dene Tha’ First Nation. Atco has secured large-scale backup generators that can be drawn on to provide power to communities, if needed.

For more information please continue to monitor the AB Wildfire Website http://srd.web.alberta.ca/high-level-area-update

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

High Level Logo

WILDFIRE UPDATE JULY 4, 2019

Posted on: July 4, 2019

Message from Tolko Industries

Posted on: July 4, 2019
High Level Logo

AQUATIC CENTRE RE-OPEN

Posted on: July 3, 2019
High Level Logo

PUBLIC NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS

Posted on: July 2, 2019
High Level Logo

Off-Highway Vehicle Users

Posted on: June 26, 2019
High Level Logo

Wildfire Update

Posted on: June 18, 2019
High Level Logo

Town of High Level Day Camp

Posted on: June 17, 2019
High Level Logo

HIGH LEVEL UPDATE

Posted on: June 17, 2019
High Level Logo

TOWN OF HIGH LEVEL EVACUATION ALERT

Posted on: June 17, 2019
High Level Logo

High Level Update

Posted on: June 17, 2019
High Level Logo

Possible Employment Scammers

Posted on: June 6, 2019
High Level Logo

Possible scam phone calls

Posted on: June 6, 2019
High Level Logo

Door-to-door Salesmen/Contractors

Posted on: June 6, 2019
High Level Logo

Curbside Pick up

Posted on: June 5, 2019
Sprinkler ban

Sprinkler Ban is lifted

Posted on: June 5, 2019
High Level Logo

Message from Mayor Crystal McAteer

Posted on: June 3, 2019
High Level Logo

Possible scam phone calls

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Message from Alta Gas

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Reception Centre message

Posted on: June 2, 2019
High Level Logo

Re-entry Packages

Posted on: June 2, 2019
High Level Logo

Welcome Home Monday!

Posted on: June 2, 2019
High Level Logo

Police duck out of trouble

Posted on: May 31, 2019

Highway Update May 30, 2019

Posted on: May 30, 2019

Message From Canada Post

Posted on: May 28, 2019
High Level Logo

Message from the Mayor and Council

Posted on: May 27, 2019

High Level Wildfire Photos

Posted on: May 26, 2019
High Level Logo

High Level Evacuees May 25, 2019

Posted on: May 25, 2019

Atco Update May 25, 2019

Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level IDA Update May 25, 2019

Posted on: May 25, 2019
High Level Logo

High Level Evacuees

Posted on: May 25, 2019

Firefighter photos

Posted on: May 25, 2019
High Level Logo

High Level Sprinkler Photos

Posted on: May 24, 2019
High Level Logo

Additional Resources for Evacuees

Posted on: May 24, 2019
Museum

Stay connected!

Posted on: November 22, 2016
Bruand Bill

Keep in Touch

Posted on: November 22, 2016
Museum

Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016