Wildfire west of Burnstick Lake now being held

By Keanna Nelson (B94 Newsroom)
September 11, 2017 - 10:45am Updated: September 11, 2017 - 1:46pm

As of September 10, the wildfire burning west of Burnstick Lake is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries.

According to a release from Wildfire Information Officer Joan Simonton, 33 firefighters and five helicopters made great progress Saturday and the 88.3 hectare wildfire is now classified as being held - meaning that under current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow. 

The fire was discovered September 7 shortly after 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, the three fires west of Nordegg that were sparked last week in the in Coral Creek, upper South Ram and Crescent Falls area are still classified as being held.

The Coral Creek valley and White Rabbit Trail/Hummingbird area still remain closed to the public to provide locations for firefighting operations.

There are a total of 57 firefighters and support staff, five helicopters and several pieces of heavy equipment currently fighting these wildfires in the Bighorn Wildfire Complex 

All of Clearwater County and the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area remain under a fire restriction. Wood campfires in designated campgrounds are allowed, as are gas or propane barbecues. All backcountry and random camping fires, charcoal briquettes and fireworks and exploding targets are prohibited.


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