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County of Grande Prairie ends state of emergency, evacuation alert

As of 1 p.m. Friday, the County of Grande Prairie is no longer under a Local State of Emergency. The municipality lifted the order and deactivated the Grande Prairie Regional Partnership after the final evacuation alert in the area ended at 12:36 p.m. the same day.

All residents who were affected by evacuations from the Dunes West Wildfire were allowed to return home Thursday night. Residents are reminded that the County Fire Marshal will be visiting properties over the weekend to assess damages for fire reporting purposes.

As of Tuesday morning, the Dunes West Wildfire has been classified as under control and contained within the established fire perimeter. As of Monday the fire was reported 1,581 hectares in size.

On Thursday, Regional Fire Chief for the County Trevor Grant said there were still hot spots in the fire perimeter, and those are continuing to be worked on those by bucketing with helicopters. He added crews will continue to do patrols and work on those hot spots in the coming days.

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