High Level issues potential evacuation alert weeks after residents return
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:15AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:45AM MDT
Wildfires have forced more people from their homes in northern Alberta.
Evacuation orders were issued overnight for the hamlet of Le Crete and other rural properties and reserves in the High Level area.
Close to 5,000 people in High Level and surrounding communities were ordered to leave due to the Chuckegg Creek fire in May, and remained out of their community for two weeks until they were finally allowed to return on June 2.
The massive Chuckegg Creek fire continues to churn out of control in the forest not far from the town, with the flames being aided by low humidity and gusty winds.
Earlier Monday, people in the area of Indian Cabins, about 150 kilometres north of High Level, were told to leave immediately due to another fire north of the Chuckegg Creek blaze.
Residents of Trout Lake were also ordered to leave due to a fire that's burning in the Slave Lake Forest Area.