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Forest fire evacuees at North Wabasca Lake return home

Dozens of people evacuated from the their homes near North Wabasca Lake due to wildfires in the area, have returned home, but remain on 30-minute notice.

Blaze in Northern Alberta forced evacuation of 60 people, who remain on notice

Approximately 60 people from the Bigstone Cree Nation who were evacuated from the their homes near North Wabasca Lake due to wildfires have been allowed to return, but remain on a 30-minute evacuation notice.
Firefighters have attempted to halt the blaze at North Wabasca Lake using air tankers, helicopters and other heavy equipment. (Alberta Wildfire Info/Facebook)

The wildfire, which started at the north end of the lake, is estimated to be 50 hectares in size at this time. 

As of Saturday night, firefighters were making progress containing the blaze with the help of aircraft and heavy equipment.

Bulldozers have completed a guard around the entire wildfire, and an additional 32 firefighters are en route, according to Environment and Sustainable Resources Alberta. 

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