8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday

An estimated 8,100 northwestern Alberta residents evacuated due to wildfires were allowed to begin returning home Tuesday. The government said a shift in weather, including rain in recent days, has helped firefighters in the High Level region. The Chuckegg and…

Emotional video of toddler seeing Paddle Prairie home destroyed by wildfire shared online

The vice-chair of the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement has shared an emotional video of her family returning home after the Chuckegg Creek wildfire destroyed their house. Lori Wanuch shared the video on Facebook on Thursday, June 20. Story continues below…

Firefighting plane makes emergency landing in central Alberta after gear fails

A firefighting plane had a rough landing in central Alberta due to a landing-gear issue. Red Deer Regional Airport CEO Graham Ingham says a Lockheed Electra operated by Airspray Airtankers made an emergency landing on Saturday when it couldn’t get…

Evacuation order lifted for Indian Cabins community but wildfire threat remains

An evacuation order issued to residents of the northern Alberta community of Indian Cabins because of the threat of wildfire was lifted on Friday night. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Alberta Emergency Management Agency announced on behalf of Mackenzie County…

2019 has seen the driest spring on record for some Alberta communities

Environment Canada confirmed on Wednesday that 2019 has been the driest spring on record in several parts of Alberta. The dry conditions have fuelled wildfires, and made fighting them difficult too. Spring 2019 was the driest on record for Edmonton,…

RCMP warn Albertans about potential scams related to wildfire situation

As wildfires continue to burn in northern Alberta, police are warning residents in impacted areas about reports of scams emerging as a result of the flames. “High Level RCMP has received reports of possibly fraudulent job postings for services related…

High Level residents begin to return home after wildfire evacuation

June 3 2019 12:41pm Two weeks after being forced to evacuate due to a nearby wildfire, residents in the northern Alberta town of High Level began to return home Monday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if(…

Alberta Wildfire on what changed in order for High Level residents to return home

June 3 2019 10:45am Alberta Wildfire information officer Victoria Ostendorf explains what conditions changed enough for residents to be allowed to return home to High Level, and how the weather helped firefighters. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…