July 27, 2017 as of 6:00 p.m.
There is currently a forest fire burning on the west side of the Peace River, west of La Crete, in area 106-17. As a PRECAUTION Alberta Forestry is advising people to leave the area of Atlas Landing and Pinelodge Bible Camp, and we will be restricting access into these areas. It is expected these areas will be closed for the duration of the weekend.
As a PRECAUTION ONLY, we have recommended to Pinelodge Bible Camp that they evacuate their camp. This is recommended as potential heavy smoke may drift this direction as winds are expected to change.
At this point, the fire is NOT A THREAT to residents near this location, or the people in the Hamlet of La Crete. Residents that border the forest near this location will be notified of the situation.
We will continue to post updates on this site as information becomes available.
For information: Check with Mackenzie County Facebook Home Page or High Level Area – SRD for updates