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Whitecourt Wildfire Update - May 21, 2023

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No wildfire advisories have been issued for the Town of Whitecourt.

The Government of Alberta posts daily updates on wildfires across the province. To read updates for the Whitecourt area, visit https://srd.web.alberta.ca/whitecourt-area-update.

Smoke from wildfires continues to settle over the community, and a special air quality statement remains in effect. For more information on how you can protect your health, visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx.

A portion of Highway 43 remains closed north of Whitecourt, and travel between Whitecourt and Valleyview is not recommended. North and south bound lanes are closed on Highway 43 from Fox Creek to Little Smoky. For the most up to date highway conditions in your area, check 511 Alberta.

A Fire Ban remains in place for the Town of Whitecourt and surrounding Woodlands Forest Protection Area. Learn more about the fire ban at www.whitecourt.ca/live/public-safety/emergency-management.

Be prepared

There are no alerts issued for Whitecourt at this time; however, community members should be prepared for an emergency. Make an emergency plan with your family; have an emergency kit ready in your home and car. For tips and checklists, visit www.alberta.ca/emergency-preparedness.aspx.