pic.twitter.com/dlKZjrcESu, — Joseph Elfelt (@MappingSupport) May 31, 2019. High Level AB is in serious trouble. The Chuckegg Creek Fire in Northern Alberta near the town of High Level was very active over the last 48 hours while being pushed by strong winds. Click here to see an analysis and map of wildfire smoke in North America today. Because of interest, you may find the map loads slowly online at times. Highway 35 South of High Level is closed in both directions south of High Level to Notikewin. Red fires above are out-of-control. Below are excerpts from a Sunday evening update by Alberta Wildfire: Today’s weather conditions led to increased wildfire activity. Remember that fire conditions can change rapidly, so stay tuned to your local news for the latest updates. These are: According to Alberta’s emergency update and Albert.ca, mandatory evacuations are currently in place for the following locations. Calgary Forest Area: There are no active wildfires here, thankfully. WWF-028 – under control and 20.30 hectares in size. Structural firefighters continue to assess and mobilize structural protection in critical areas of the fire, with focus in and around Paddle Prairie where active fire remains, as well as east of the Peace River and from Keg River to Carcajou to the south of the fire. New fire popped up around 3 am 12 km away from town. It apparently burned for about 18 months. Chuckegg Creek Wildfire May 20, 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the evacuation of the Town of High Level. The burning operation is southwest of the town, using Highways 58 and 35 as anchors. Whitecourt Forest Area: Fire danger is very high. In addition, structural protection has been completed on Mackenzie County homes southeast of High Level, Tolko and Norbord. Township Road 1172A eastbound is restricted. There have been 25 wildfires in the area since March 1 for a total of 12.81 hectares. The Chuckegg Creek … ), (To see all of the articles on Wildfire Today about the Chuckegg Creek Fire, including the most recent, click here.). Remember: evacuations can change suddenly. The weather forecast today anticipates cooler temperatures and higher minimum relative humidity, though winds today are expected to remain gusty and are expected to come primarily from the north. Thick smoke continues to prove a challenge to the safe ability of personnel and aircraft to operate south of Paddle Prairie. In an article yesterday, May 27, we posted a low-resolution satellite image of the fire in which we pointed out shadows cast by towering pyrocumulus clouds over areas that were burning intensely. A mandatory evacuation order is in place. Powered by. The main direction of spread remains away from town. It’s moving southwest and is 205 hectares in size. An embedded interactive map is below, courtesy of Alberta Wildfire. They are 1 to 20 hectares in size. Three wildfires are burning in the area. Municipal firefighters and heavy equipment responded, with structure protection established as possible to the south of the fire. Alberta Wildfire announced Sunday that they estimate it has grown to 107,000 hectares, or 264,000 acres. I believe that the fire started during the week of May 12. High Level Area: In addition to the Chuckegg Creek Fire, Wildfire HWF066 is out of control near Steen River at 17,419 hectares, causing a mandatory evacuation for Steen River. pic.twitter.com/rjWPL7Yor7, — Town of Edson (@townofedson) May 31, 2019. Remember that fire conditions can change rapidly, so stay tuned to your local news for the latest updates. It’s also used by the silviculture folks as they plan reforestation efforts, if appropriate.”, The Chuckegg Creek Fire has burned more than a quarter-million acres, (Originally published at 10:15 a.m. MDT May 27, 2019), The Chuckegg Creek Fire in northern Alberta has burned more than a quarter-million acres just west of the town of High Level. Residents are sharing photos of areas that look almost apocalyptic at times. There are no new fires as of May 30 at noon in this area, but there have been 70 total fires in this area during the fire season so far. The weather outlook could worsen the fire, Alberta.ca warned last night: “The weather today yielded cooler conditions, which helped reduce the intensity of recent fire behaviour. Atco has restored power supply and is supporting normal operations to Mackenzie County, Town of High Level, La Crete, Fort Vermilion & Dene Tha’ First Nation. The shaded areas represent heat detected by a satellite during the previous seven days. To stay updated about Mackenzie county, follow them on Twitter or Facebook. Alberta Wildfire estimated it has burned 230,000 hectares, or 568,000 acres. You can also see the full map here, but it’s sometimes having trouble loading. Thanks to the hard work of wildland firefighters, structural fire departments, First Nations, industry and municipal partners, this wildfire has now been extinguished. #abfires pic.twitter.com/W0aA3NhAfL, — Dustin Cook (@dustin_cook3) May 31, 2019. Three wildfires are burning in the area. To stay updated on Dene Tha’ First Nation, follow their Facebook page. Lac La Biche Area: Extreme fire danger, with smoke drifting in from Slave Lake and High Level area fires. The fire in Alberta has grown four times the size of Edmonton. The Chuckegg Creek wildfire (HWF-042) is burning out of control in the High Level Forest Area, to the southwest and west of the town of High Level. “Persons evacuating must attend the Back Lakes Arena in Red Earth Creek to register and receive further information.”. This fire is located about 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level. High Level evacuees are asked to register at one of the following evacuation centers: Slave Lake Legacy Centre, High Prairie Gordon Buchanan Centre, Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC), Peace River Misery Mountain Ski Resort, La Crete Heritage Centre, and Fort Vermilion Community Cultural Complex. Later today I will post an interactive map with data layers from government GIS servers. Evacuation payments: Any Alberta resident affected by the wildfire can apply for a one-time evacuation payment of $1,250 per adult and $500 per child under 18. Wow it’s cooking in Alberta. The largest out of control fire right now is in the Town of High Level, the Chuckegg Creek Fire. The current fires are: Rocky Mountain House Area: Wildfire danger is high (not extreme like other areas).