Ebene News – CA – Evacuations underway as fire burns northeast of Prince Albert

Anyone who lives or works in the immediate vicinity of the large fire burning northeast of Prince Albert has been ordered to come out

This area is north of Hwy 55, across from the airport east of Cloverdale Road and west of Honeymoon Road

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency helicopter with bucket of water tackles blaze burning near residential properties near Prince Albert Airport (Shawn Nygaard)

Meanwhile, police called on the public to avoid Highway 55 East as officers worked to help those affected and keep things clear for rescuers

There was no immediate information on the cause of the blaze, but temperatures rose above 30C on Monday afternoon and gusts of wind were forecast up to 55 kilometers per hour The wind direction was from the west, so the next area of ​​concern would be the Little Red River Park area.

The fire erupted around 2 a.m. on Monday An initial plume of gray smoke developed and became a dominant dark mass on the horizon line within an hour At 4:50 p.m. officials ordered people to leave Earlier, the PUNE Firefighters were going door to door telling people to leave

Members of the police department were in the area to help direct traffic and keep the public safe. Drivers were reminded to allow emergency vehicles through

Prince Albert Fire

Ebene News – CA – Evacuations underway as fire burns northeast of Prince Albert

Source: https://www.ckom.com/2021/05/17/serious-fire-outside-prince-albert-city-limits/