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Breaking: Crutwell Residents Ordered To Evacuate

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May 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Home, Local News
By Cam Lee

Residents of Crutwell, west of Prince Albert, have been ordered to evacuate.

The order is in effect for the Hamlet of Crutwell and homes north to Highway 3, due to a wildfire that is threatening the community.

The provincial emergency alert says that people that can self-evacuate should leave through Highway 3 to the Shellbrook Senior Hall and receive further instructions.

Other residents in Holbein and residents along the south of Highway 3 between Holbein and Crutwell are NOT ordered to evacuate at this time, but people should prepare should the situation escalate.

Crews continue to fight the so-called Rally Fire, which started Saturday and has grown to an estimated 15 hundred hectares in size.

The region has had some air quality issues today due to the smoke from that blaze.

The Ministry of Environment believes the Rally fire was caused by humans.

Meanwhile, Highway 240 has been closed just south of Prince Albert National Park due to smoke from a nearby fire.

There are 15 fires currently burning in the province.

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