Wildfire is 'substantially' growing in Jasper National Park

Dec 19 2017, 2:27 am

A wildfire is growing ‘substantially’ in Jasper National park resulting in staff having to ask visitors to leave the area.

According to the metro (The Canadian Press), Kim Weir, a parks Canada spokeswoman, said that the “10-square-kilometre fire is burning away from the Jasper townsite and doesn’t pose a threat to the community, nearby cottages or Jasper Park Lodge.”

Currently, there are three Parks Canada fire crews fighting the wildfire. They are being supported by 5 helicopters and heavy equipment.

The wildfire is believed to have been caused by lighting.

Global reported that there were 95 wildfires burning across the Alberta on Thursday and 30 of these were classified as being out of control.