Widewater evacuees allowed to return home
CTV News Edmonton
Published Monday, June 17, 2019 2:47PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, June 17, 2019 8:06PM MDT
Residents from Widewater are allowed to return home.
The evacuation order from Monday afternoon was lifted at 8 p.m. Residents will remain on a 8-hour evacuation alert
The fire south of Widewater is 14 hectares but has not grown in the last three hours.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, approximately 180 residents were evacuated. Evacuees were asked to go to Slave Lake and check in at the Legacy Centre.
Officials tell CTV News Edmonton heavy equipment has completed a fire guard around the entire wildfire. Water skimming airtankers, 24 firefighters and 3 water delivery vehicles continue to fight the wildfire.