News Flash

Home

Posted on: June 6, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 05, 2019 AT 7:30 P.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 05, 2019 AT 7:30 P.M.

Cooler temperatures and varied amounts of rain over the fire have resulted in a decrease in fire activity. However, with the return of warmer weather there is a potential for fire activity to increase. The decrease in fire activity has continued to help firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft to establish containment in priority areas. Structural and wildland firefighters continue to work around Paddle Prairie to protect values and extinguish hotspots, while heavy equipment works hard to place extensive fireguards.

On the east side of the Peace River by Tompkins Landing, fireguard lines have been completed from the agricultural land to the Peace River with structural and wildland firefighters extinguishing hot spots along the fire perimeter to limit spread. Airtankers and bucketing helicopters continue to assist firefighters on the ground as possible.

  • The last recorded size is approximately 275, 985 hectares. There has been no change in fire size over the past few days.
  • Firefighters continue to consolidate containment along Highways 35 and 58, and north of highway 58 west of High Level.
  • Heavy equipment is constructing fireguard from the Boyer River to the Peace River to limit fire spread to the east.
  • Structural protection has been completed, south of the fire by Paddle Prairie, in Keg River and to the east of the Peace River.
  • Alberta Wildfire has 539 firefighters, along with 76 structural firefighters. There are 42 helicopters and 135 pieces of heavy equipment.
  • Atco is continues to repair power poles along highway 35 south of High Level. Atco has restored power supply and is supporting normal operations to the 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.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

High Level Logo

Reclamation work getting underway

Posted on: July 12, 2019
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

Residential Street Parking -Trailers

Posted on: June 14, 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