January 23rd, 2018

Re-entry plan being discussed for MD of Pincher Creek

By Lethbridge Herald on September 13, 2017.

Herald photo by Ian Martens Alberta Wildfire airtankers pick up a load of water from the Waterton Reservoir as they fight the fire burning in Waterton Lakes National Park and surrounding area. @IMartensHerald

Lethbridge Herald

-A State of Local Emergency remains in place for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9

-Mandatory evacuations remain in place at: South of Highway 505 to Waterton Park, Castle Mountain Resort

-283 residents have registered with the reception center.
-Structural loss includes 5 residences, 5 outbuildings, 2 large sheds, 1 bridge on private property,
fence lines, hay, and some power lines.

-A reentry plan is being formulated, and this information will be forthcoming as it is finalized.
-Weather patterns over the next two days are favourable, with a forecast of rain and little wind.
-Local residents, in the Twin Butte area, are now permitted past the road blocks set up by RCMP.
-Residents will be required to register at the road block and provide their driver’s license to
RCMP personnel. Residents will be permitted access to their properties for approximately two
hours to check on their homes and livestock.
-Castle Mountain Resort remains under mandatory evacuation and there is no access permitted in
this area at this time.

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