Wildfire west of Edmonton forces evacuation of Parkland County

Parkland County wildfire (Alberta Wildfire photo)

Parkland County issued a mandatory evacuation order for Highway 22 to the west, Township Rd 520 to the north, Range Road 63 to the east and Township Road 510 to the south due to wildfire.

Residents in those areas were ordered to evacuate immediately. They were told to bring identification, medication, blankets, sleeping bags, personal items, important documents, household pets and pet care items if possible.

Evacuees are told to register at the reception center, either in person or by phone at the Tomahawk and District Sports Arena (51122 AB-759, Tomahawk, AB T0E 2H0.)  Phone: 780-203-3258.

An Alberta Emergency Alert said the wildfire was west of Tomahawk in the area of Range Road 62 and Range Road 70, and Township Roads 510 and 514. It is moving rapidly in a northwest direction, the alert said at 9 p.m. May 6.