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Wildfire between Fox Creek, Little Smoky estimated to be over 55,000 hectares in size

Fire crews in the MD of Greenview continue to fight several wildfires in the region which are considered out of control. In the latest update from the MD of Greenview as of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Eagle Fire, which is located between the Town of Fox Creek and Hamlet of Little Smoky is estimated to be 55,020.4 hectares in size. According to officials on Wednesday, the fire had reached the established containment line on the North side of the town and seemed to be held there and remains 10.6 kilometres southeast of Little Smoky.

According to the update the fire is described as “burning on the surface of the ground but also climbing trees and creating a crown of fire. Grasses and other fuels remain dry.” On Thursday the wind is expected to shift and come from the southeast.

The Crooked Lake which is also located between the two municipalities has become part of the Eagle Complex and is being Managed by the Whitecourt Forest Area.

One hundred and thirty-four firefighters, along with management and support staff were on site of the Sturgeon Lake Complex wildfires Thursday. According to officials, the Sturgeon Lake wildfire is estimated to be 3,900 hectares in size, while the Little Puskwaska fire was estimated to be 3,400 hectares as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. The fires remain within the existing perimeter. Thursday crews are expected to be focusing on the western flank of the Little Puskwaska part of the fire due to the shift in the winds.

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The Bald Mountain Fire, south of Grande Prairie, was estimated to be 15,000 hectares in size as of the same time Wednesday and is still classified as out of control though crews saw low to moderate fire activity.

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