Evacuation ordered south of High Level, Alta.
Area between Bushe Reserve and Highway 35 under evacuation order
- 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.
Evacuees must 1st register at Town Hall before going to the Days inn <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YOJFire?src=hash">#YOJFire</a>—@TownofHighLevel
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 the Mackenzie County Facebook page.