FIRE UPDATE 10:30 AM MAY 7
Light rain in the region is working in our favour, however it is not enough to make a significant change in the situation to allow for re-entry.
The fire remains out of control. The fire has grown in size from 3500 hectares to 4970 hectares. The risk to the public is high and it is NOT safe to re-enter the community at this time.
Our crews have been working hard, around the clock, to protect our community. We are making headway, and the conditions are working in our favour this morning.
The evacuation order remains in effect this morning for residents in the following area: from Township 482 North to Township 494 and Range Road 64 West to Range Road 90. This includes the entire community of Drayton Valley. From Highway 39 North on the east side of the North Saskatchewan River is NOT part of the evacuation order.
We encourage all evacuees from Drayton Valley and Brazeau County to register as this will allow us to share important messaging with you. This will also allow us to have an understanding on how many evacuees there are. You can register by calling 780-542-7777 or online by clicking this link and filling out the form: https://forms.gle/X36MWtqe1Z5LvkG89