#GlobalNews: “Campers in southern Alberta breath sigh of relief after fire sparks near Waterton Lakes National Park” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada
Ken King mentioned he didn’t really feel too pressured when he noticed a plume of white smoke rolling over the mountains at Waterton Lakes National Park.
Despite being evacuated from Crooked Creek Campground final September because of the Kenow wildfire, King stayed calm because the thick smoke handed over the world.
“’Same old, same old. Here we go again. Déjà vu,’ is what people were saying about the fire,” he mentioned.
“[It was] not really a concern because it’s a different situation. There’s a lot less to burn in the way.”
He has been visiting the campsite for 18 years however mentioned seeing the Wise Creek hearth introduced again reminiscences of final September.
“On the day that the fire came through, I was evacuated to Cardston and others were evacuated to other locations. And our worst fears were realized, so to speak,” King mentioned.
The Municipal District of Pincher Creek ended an emergency alert on Friday morning because the Wise Creek hearth continued to burn about seven kilometres west of the B.C.-Alberta border.
“Should the situation change, a new alert will be issued,” learn an announcement from the district.
Alberta Health Services has put out a precautionary air high quality advisory for southwest Alberta.
The campsite’s supervisor mentioned it was fairly smokey on Thursday evening and made for an attention-grabbing sundown.
“But everything…was just covered in smoke; it was pretty dense. Especially with some of the campers who have asthma problems, they were pretty concerned that they might have to pack up and leave,” mentioned Elaine Wight.
She additionally famous the campsite hasn’t had any cancellations for the lengthy weekend due to the hearth.
As of Friday morning, the hearth was 120 hectares in measurement.
The municipal district mentioned a suppression crew is on standby in case the blaze creeps towards Alberta.
-With information from Heide Pearson
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