SWF085, SWF086 and SWF087 are located approximately five kilometres northwest of Smith and 30 kilometres east of the Town of Slave Lake. All three wildfires are being held. Being held means with the current weather conditions and resources, these wildfires are not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries.
The sizes of these wildfires are as follows:
- SWF086 is 4,742 hectares
- SWF085 is 39 hectares
- SWF087 is. 1,036 hectares
Structure protection equipment has been removed from the Old Smith Highway, but structure protection is ready to be deployed if needed. Wildland firefighters with water trucks continue to work patrolling for and extinguishing ground fires in the area. Firefighters are working along the wildfire perimeter extinguishing ground fires with pump and hose around residents’ homes along the Old Smith Highway when needed. Heavy equipment has established guard all around the north end of the wildfire boundary.
Smoke may be visible from areas within the interior of the wildfire and along the perimeters. Firefighters and helicopters will be working on these areas. Heavy equipment has completed a fire guard from the southwest to the southeast and they continue to move to the north.
Visit the Alberta Emergency Alert website for further details.
For information on the Saulteaux Complex, please call Wildfire Information Officer Colby Lachance at 780-404-9186.