Strathcona County Emergency Services continues to fight fires northwest of Fort Saskatchewan.
 
Crews are mainly working in the area of Township Road 564 and Range Road 211. The situation has stabilized and the fire is being held.
 
Since Saturday (May 12) around noon, over 600 hectares have burned, however no buildings have been lost. There is currently no immediate threat to any industry-related assets or infrastructure.
 
Residents living at two of the three farms that were voluntarily evacuated are expected to return to their homes tonight. The remaining evacuation is due to power loss to the residence.
 
Dozers have worked extensively to create over 12 kilometres of barriers throughout the area to slow down the fire.
 
15 firefighters, two command staff, four brush trucks, three dozers and three water tenders are all on scene.
 
Crews continue to work on-ground to extinguish hot spots and flare-ups. A helicopter is being used for reconnaissance and water bucket drop.
 
The Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department remains on standby to assist with any incoming calls in the area.
 
The cause of the fire has not been determined and remains under investigation.
 
Township Road 562 between Range Road 211 and 213 remains closed.
 
Pictures from the fire can be found here.
 
 

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