Edson Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 11, 2022 (8:00 p.m.)
August 11, 2022
EDSON FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE
EWF069 was detected this evening and is currently burning out of control approximately 2.3 km west of the community of Obed, north of the train tracks and 2.5 km north of Highway 16. The wildfire was recently re-assessed and is still estimated to be 1.0 ha in size and burning in an open area away from standing timber.
There are currently two helicopters bucketing water on the wildfire and airtankers dropping retardant. There are 20 firefighters working with hand tools, water pumps and hose. The fire is now 50% surrounded by water hose and crews are working to extinguish the flames.
This wildfire is currently producing significant smoke which will be noticeable in the surrounding communities and Highway 16. If you have smoke related health concerns, please visit the Alberta Health Services Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here (https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/.../wf-eph-wildfire...) or call 811.
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