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More wildfire evacuees from northern Alberta communities set to return home

Last Updated Jun 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm MDT

"The Chuckegg Creek wildfire (HWF-042) is burning out of control in the High Level Forest Area, to the southwest and west of the town of High Level. The wildfire has been very active today and has crossed Highway 58 approximately 20 kilometres west of the town,' reads a tweet from Alberta Wildfire. (CREDIT: @AlbertaWildfire on Twitter)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Many of the 4,400 people still out of their homes because of wildfires in northern Alberta are being allowed back in.

Residents from Bigstone Cree Nation and Wabasca-Desmarais will be allowed to go home as long as conditions remain the same.

Officials say cooler weather continues to make it easier for crews battling the fires.

The Chuckegg Creek fire burning near High Level is still the largest in the province at about 2,670 square kilometres in size.

Several other fires are also still burning out of control across northern Alberta.

About 900 evacuees from Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, where homes were lost, the hamlet of Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake Village are still under an evacuation order.