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High Level fire grows

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Smoke column can be seen from the Town of High Level.

Provincial fire authorities state a blaze burning near High Level continues to spread, however has actually not advanced toward the northwestern Alberta town.

The Chuckegg Creek fire now covers nearly 993 square kilometres, compared with 976 square kilometres on Thursday.

Some 5,000 individuals in High Level and surrounding neighborhoods remain out of their houses after hearkening an evacuation order on the long weekend.

Crews have effectively completed a regulated burn along highways leading south and west of town to get rid of fuel for the wildfire.

Numerous firefighters are fighting the blaze in the bush along with working to secure buildings in and around the town.

Alberta Wildfire occurrence commander Scott Elliot has actually said a forecasted shift in winds early next week might push the fire toward High Level.

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