A northern Strathcona County wildland fire that has been burning since May 12 is now under control.

A crew of 14 firefighters remains at the scene of the 600-hectare blaze to manage flare-ups, but the county is reporting that the situation is stable.
 
Township Road 562 between Range Roads 211 and 213 in the area of the fire remains closed.
 
Investigators have yet to pinpoint how the fire started but have confirmed that the cause was not natural. No buildings were lost in the week-long blaze and evacuees from three rural properties have returned safely home.
 
Fire risk remains high in the county due to hot weather and lack of rain. The county’s fire ban remains in effect, with no outdoor fires permitted.
 

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