EDMONTON – A Lamont County official told Global News a wildfire that destroyed two homes and over a dozen other structures was declared under control Tuesday night.
The fire was deemed under control as of 8:37 p.m. but fire crews will remain at the scene throughout the night to watch for flare-ups and to monitor hotspots.
EMERGENCY ALERT: The North East Skaro Fire is now being called “Under Control”.
— Lamont County (@LamontCounty) April 20, 2016
Two firefighters were injured while battling the blaze but both are listed in stable condition.
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The fire started Monday at around 1:15 p.m. and spread quickly.
A number of homes were evacuated Monday night.
The fire had burned between 12 and 15 square miles by 1 p.m.
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On Tuesday, residents were told evacuation was still recommended but not mandatory. There was no state of local emergency in place.
For more information, area residents can call Lamont County at 780-895-2233.
Lamont County was under a complete fire ban as of Tuesday morning.
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For the latest evacuation information, visit Alberta Emergency Alerts online.
There were 34 wildfires burning in Alberta – three were listed as out of control – as of 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Visit the government of Alberta’s website for the very latest information on the wildfire status across Alberta and the current fire ban situation
You can also download the Alberta Wildfire app for Android and Apple for real-time updates on the fire conditions across the province.
With files from Caley Ramsay and Slav Kornik