Alberta to hold wildfire update Thursday afternoon – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202398 Views

June 1, 2023

Alberta officials will give an update on the ongoing wildfire situation Thursday afternoon.

Watch the news conference live on CTVNewsEdmonton.ca at 3 p.m.

As of Thursday morning, there were 61 wildfires in Alberta, including 15 out of control.

A wildfire near Fort Chipewyan, Alta., has been the province’s priority since it started on Sunday.

It grew to nearly 9,000 hectares on Wednesday and forced close to 1,000 area residents to flee the area by plane or boat.

“Things have been quite chaotic,” Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam told CTV News Edmonton on Wednesday.

Read More: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/alberta-to-hold-wildfire-update-thursday-afternoon-1.6422942

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