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UPDATED: Crews bring Clairmont wildfire under control

FINAL UPDATE: The County of Grande Prairie Fire Service has confirmed the blaze north of Clairmont is now under control. 

Crews will be working in the area over the coming days to ensure any remaining hotspots are extinguished and the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the RCMP and other agencies. 

UPDATE: County Fire crews have continued to work on the ongoing blaze north of Clairmont, and will continue to do so in the coming days. 

The blaze is now estimated to be approximately 30 hectares in size and is being held. The fire has not spread beyond the perimeter and there is still no risk to the public or structures. 

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Crews are working with Alberta Wildfire and a helicopter to ensure the fire is extinguished along the established perimeter. 

Residents are asked to stay away from Township Road 730 to 732 and Range Roads 53 to 54 until the fire is extinguished. 

Fire crews from the County of Grande Prairie, City of Grande Prairie, and Alberta Wildfire continue to monitor and contain a rural brush fire that sparked north of Clairmont on Saturday night.

Fire officials say they responded to the scene shortly before 8 p.m. north of Township Road 730 between Range Road 53 and 54. Despite being approximately 60 hectares in size, it’s believed there is no risk to the public, and crews continue to protect three homes in the nearby area as they continue to extinguish the blaze.

Crews worked on the fire throughout the overnight period and will continue to do so Sunday with the help of aircraft and heavy equipment. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and officials say it could be several days before it is extinguished completely.

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