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Wildfire alert issued in Parkland County

Last Updated May 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm MDT

PARKLAND COUNTY (CityNews) — An emergency alert has been issued for Parkland County as a wildfire spread Thursday evening.

Officials say the fire west of Tomahawk is moving rapidly in a northwest direction.

Windy conditions are contributing to the fire’s spread.

Residents who live west of Range Rd #62 to the western border of Parkland County should be prepared for possible immediate evacuation.

Due to dry and windy conditions, fire advisories have been issued for most of Alberta’s forest areas.