UPDATE: 10:33PM - Wheatland County has declared a State of Local Emergency.

Several running wildfires. Gleichen residents EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY!

Reception Centres open at the Standard Community Hall (150 Yorick Avenue, Standard). For more information go to www.wheatlandcounty.ca

Any persons having trouble breathing due to smoke should seek immediate medical attention.

For the latest updates on emergency alerts, fires and evacuations go to: http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/

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Alberta Emergency Alert has issued a critical Wildfire Alert for Wheatland County, and Special Area #2.

There is a serious fire which is affecting the Empress community. Smoke may severely reduce visibility and create hazardous road conditions. Travel north of Empress is not recommended at this time.

Several Running Wildfires. Community of Gleeshen (Gleichen) and all residents in area between town ship 234 and high way 901. Also Highway 1 and Highway 842. Fire crews on site.

Stay away from heavily vegetated areas. Prepare for possible evacuation on short notice. Visibility will be affected.

Avoid the area. Follow the directions of local authorities. Close doors, windows and vents.

Take all necessary precautions. Stay away from heavily vegetated areas.

Stay tuned to 99.5 DRUM FM. We will continue to follow this event and will update you as more details become available.

 

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