Wildfire near North Wabasca Lake prompts 2nd round of evacuations
Fire spreading due to hot, dry conditions, according to officials
People living near North Wabasca Lake are being evacuated from their homes for a second time due to a nearby wildfire.
Officials said the fire, about 20 kilometres south-east of Slave lake,"challenged" the fire guard set up to contain it at around 2 p.m. Sunday and is currently spreading to the south.
Fire crews are using aircraft and heavy equipment in an attempt to slow the fire's spread, but officials say the hot, dry weather is making the task more difficult. The wildfire is estimated to be about 4 hectares in size.