FOX CREEK, Alta. – A rapidly growing wildfire has sparked another mandatory evacuation order in Alberta, this time in the province’s northwest.
A state of local emergency was issued Sunday evening in the Municipal District of Greenview because of a blaze between Fox Creek and the hamlet of Little Smoky, about 260 km northwest of Edmonton.
Provincial officials say the fire is near an energy industry plant and is burning on either side of Highway 43.
Evacuees have been asked to report to a reception centre in Valleyview, east of Grande Prairie.
The temperature is expected to rise through the week, with rain not expected until Wednesday.
The emergency comes about two weeks after a wildfire ripped into Fort McMurray, destroyed about 2,400 structures and forced more than 80,000 people from the city.