Near 100 Mile House, the Gustafsen fire is burning into its third day. 3200 hectares have been scorched and people have been forced out in nearby 103 Mile, 105 Mile House and 108 Mile Ranch. #Fire #Gustafsen #BCwildfires #BritishColumbia
WATCH ABOVE: Scorching hot weather and tinder dry conditions have fire officials around southern Alberta bracing themselves. Conditions from Calgary down to the U.S. border are dangerously perfect for a blaze and as Heather Yourex-West explains, everyone is being asked to be careful.
Fire officials around southern Alberta are bracing themselves for hot, dry weather conditions that increase the risk of wildfires. “The area from Calgary down to Waterton or the U.S. border could expect some dry conditions and potentially some aggressive fires in the next week or so,” said Mike Flannigan, professor of Wildland Fire Sciences at the University of Alberta. As of Wednesday, many areas within southern Alberta were under fire restrictions or fire advisories. Fire Advisories have been declared for Rocky View County, the Calgary Forest Area, Cypress County and County of Fort Mile No. 8.