Information on Southern Alberta Wildfire
Updated September 12, 2017 – 11:03 AM – Information Taken from www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca
With the wildfires in Southern Alberta affecting many people accessing this site, this page will be kept up to date with critical information as it changes. Information on this page regarding evacuations is taken directly from www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca, for the most up to date information please visit the Alberta Emergency Alert website or download their app.
Blood Tribe: under a mandatory evacuation
The Blood Tribe remains under a local state of emergency due to the Waterton Parks wildfire potentially reaching the community, located southwest of Lethbridge.
A mandatory evacuation order has been declared for the Zone 1 area, which includes Fish Creek and St. Paul’s area extending north to Russell/Many Fingers residences.
Residence in Zone 3 (north of Russell, Many Fingers residences extending to Lavern and little Chicago area) should prepare to evacuate on short notice.
Evacuees are directed to go to the Standoff multi-purpose building and register.
Contact the Blood Tribe Police if you have transportation concerns. Those unable to leave on their own are asked to contact Blood Tribe police for assistance.
Cardston County: under a mandatory evacuation
Cardston remains under a local state of emergency after a wildfire left Waterton Park and spread to the county.
Smoke may severely reduce visibility and create hazardous road conditions.
Evacuation Area :
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for all areas between Waterton Park and Range Road 281 (Highway 800) from the U.S. border north to Township Road 40.
Pincher Creek: under a mandatory evacuation
A state of local emergency has been issued for the entire MD of Pincher Creek.
A Mandatory Evacuation Notice is being issued to the residents South Highway 505 to Waterton Park and Castle Mountain Resort. Residents of these areas should leave and head north on Highway 6.
A reception centre is set up at the Vertical Church, located in the 1200 block of Ken Thornton Boulevard, Pincher Creek. Residents evacuating should go to the reception centre or call 403-904-8016 to register.