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Local states of emergency continue in response to southern Alberta wildfire conditions

Mandatory evacuation orders include Blood Reserve residents in Zone 1 including Fish Creek, St. Paul's area extending north to Russell / Many Fingers residences. An evacuation advisory has been issued for Zone 3, including north of Russell and Many Fingers residences extending to Lavern and little Chicago area.

Local states of emergency continue in response to southern Alberta wildfire conditions

Current situation

Last Info current as of: Sept 12 at 10:30 pm

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for:

  • Pincher Creek residents in the area south of Highway 505 to Waterton Park and Castle Mountain Resort.
  • Cardston County residents in all areas between Waterton Park and Range Road 281 (Hwy 800) from the U.S. border north to Township Road 40.
  • Blood Reserve residents in Zone 1 including Fish Creek, St. Paul's area extending north to Russell / Many Fingers residences. An evacuation advisory has been issued for Zone 3, including north of Russell and Many Fingers residences extending to Lavern and little Chicago area.

A mandatory evacuation remains in effect for all areas of Waterton Lakes National Park, including the Waterton townsite and all front-country and back-country trails. All residents and non-essential personnel have been safely evacuated and the townsite is secure. Admittance at the park gate is limited to essential personnel.

Highways within Waterton Lakes National Park are now closed due to wildfire activity (Highways 5, 6 and Chief Mountain border crossing).

Follow Alberta Emergency Alerts for updated instructions and evacuation orders.

Evacuee registration and assistance

Evacuees should register at the reception centre by phone or email, even if you do not need assistance. Registering will provide a record that you were evacuated and enable authorities to contact you with any new information. Please provide your name, number of people in your party and phone number.

Pincher Creek and Waterton area reception centre
Vertical Church, 1200 Ken Thornton Blvd, Pincher Creek
403-904-8016
mdpinchercreek.ab.ca

Cardston County
Evacuees should contact 403-653-3366
cardstoncounty.com

Blood Reserve reception centre
Standoff multipurpose building
bloodtribe.org

For up-to-date information, visit www.emergency.alberta.ca.

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