An evacuation alert was issued for the Hamlet of Nordegg, surrounding areas west of Beaverdam Provincial Recreation Park and east of the Bighorn Dam.
This order was issued just before 1 pm on Friday (May 5th).
With a fire 18 km southeast of Nordegg, residents in the area are being asked to prepare to evacuate anytime if ordered.
Also Clearwater County has forced a road closure on Sunchild Road (south closure) at Rapid Creek Road and (north closure) at Tallpine Road. These closures are expected to last at least several hours.
Here is the latest release from Alberta Emergency Alert
- Alert: May 05, 2023 at 12:48 PM
Area: This evacuation alert is in effect for everyone west of Beaverdam Provincial Recreation Area and east of the Bighorn Dam, this includes the hamlet of Nordegg.
Description: Alberta Wildfire is responding to RWF031 within Clearwater County. The wildfire is approximately 90 ha and 18 km southeast of Nordegg and 20km southeast of the Bighorn First Nation.
Instruction: The evacuation alert is in place to be extra cautious given the extreme fire hazard and weather conditions making firefighting operations challenging.
Evacuation alert: PLAN to evacuate with enough items to keep you and your family and pets conformable for at least 72 hours.