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Central Peace Fire Updates - May 6, 2023

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The fire South of Rycroft is Being Held. It’s been confined to a 50 ha area, including a portion that was intentionally back-burned. It currently poses no threat to the Village or the Town.

None of the G5 communities of Saddle Hills County, Birch Hills County, MD of Spirit River, Town of Spirit River, or Village of Rycroft are currently threatened by fire or evacuation.

We will provide another update on the fire situation at 6 p.m., should there be no major developments.

We encourage you to always be prepared. If you do not have a 72-hour preparedness kit or emergency plan, please consider making one. You can find useful tips and resources online at Be Prepared Alberta.

There is an air quality advisory in effect for the area, due to the smoke from provincial fires. Air quality and visibility can fluctuate over short distances and can vary considerably. 

If you have issues breathing due to the smoke, please contact your healthcare provider. If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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