A wildfire alert has been issued for Parkland County as crews battle a blaze just west of a hamlet west of Edmonton.
A province-wide alert went out just before 9 p.m. on Thursday. A wildfire west of Tomahawk in the area of Range Road 62 and Range Road 70 and Township Roads 510 and 514 is moving rapidly northwest.
The province says crews will be working overnight to contain the fire but residents are advised to take all necessary precautions including leaving the area. Those who live on Range Road 62 to the western border of Parkland County are advised to prepare to evacuate immediately.
Updates on the fire are expected to be posted on Parkland County’s social media pages.
Tomahawk is more than 100 km west of Edmonton.