Evacuation ordered south of High Level, Alta.

An area south of High Level, Alta., is under an evacuation order as a fire at a forest product mill rages out of control.

Area between Bushe Reserve and Highway 35 under evacuation order

Mackenzie County posted this photo of the fire at the Norbord yard near High Level, Alta., earlier this afternoon. The fire is now reported to be out of control and rural residents south of the town are being asked to evacuate. (Mackenzie County/Facebook)

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  • The fire at the Norbord yard is now contained; the evacuation order will be lifted at noon May 5

An area south of High Level, Alta., is under an evacuation order as a fire at a forest product mill rages out of control.

Rural residents in an area five kilometres south of High Level between the Bushe Reserve and Highway 35 are being asked to evacuate immediately and go to the reception centre located at the Town of High Level office to register and receive further instruction.

The Bushe River Reserve is under an evacuation alert.

The fire is at the Norbord yard. Norbord is an international company with a plant in High Level that manufactures Oriented Strand Board.

Emergency updates are being posted on theMackenzie County Facebook page.

Residents inside the blue area are being evacuated and are asked to come to the Town of High Level Town Office located at 10511 103rd street to register. (Town of High Level)
Smoke billows from a fire south of High Level, Alta., May 4. (submitted by Shirley Chambaud)