Municipal District of Opportunity fire update:
All fires in their area are under control. The danger has passed – in fact they are now taking in evacuees who need a place to go.
Red Earth Creek is under a voluntary evacuation – but they are not advising anybody to return home yet – the fire is under control but there is still no water or power. People evacuated from Red Earth Creek were sent to Misery Mountain Ski Hill near Peace River.
From Prime Minister's office: Earlier today, Prime Minister Harper called Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach to express concern and sympathy over the wildfires in Alberta and the situation in Slave Lake, AB.
The Premier provided the Prime Minister with an overview of the provincial response to the fires.
The Premier acknowledged that the federal government has provided some assistance from the National Emergency Stockpile System, namely cots and blankets for evacuees and generators for health service trailers, and the Prime Minister indicated to Premier Stelmach that any additional federal resources which could be of assistance would be put at the province's use.
@i just wanna know We'll be posting the video on our website when it becomes available.
Edmonton Humane Society setting up an emergency animal housing centre at the Edmonton Expo Centre for all the residents and their pets. Pets are not allowed inside the shelter and they don’t want pets to bake inside peoples cars.
Update from CNRL: Approximately 1,300 camp residents and personnel have been evacuated from both the Chelsea lodge and the Calumet Lodge and no injuries have been reported. Labour relations staff is making arrangements to get non-essential Canadian Natural personnel and contract staff off site.
Sturgeon County fire update: Wildland fires burning north of Township Road 560 along the Sturgeon River, between Range Roads 224 and
Range 225, south east of Casa Vista are currently being held. No evacuation orders at this time.
@Chris The video of the tour will be on the live blog.