New wildfire burning in southern Alberta near Crowsnest Pass

Oct 25 2017, 6:14 pm

The strong winds blowing through Alberta today have contributed to the new wildfire in the Municipal District of Ranchlands.

According to Emergency Alert Alberta, the fire started Wednesday morning in the Chimney Rock Road area and is being fuelled by high winds.

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Ranchland #66 area (Emergency Alert Alberta)

Residents of the area are being warned to prepare for evacuation, and to follow the directions of local authorities.

Road conditions in the surrounding area may be hazardous due to smoke-caused visibility issues, so caution is encouraged.

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