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AB Wildfire Update

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Some good news as fire EWF031 south of Edson is now classified as BEING HELD. Obviously, things can change and we all need to stay prepared and stay informed, but this is welcome news after a very long spring.
UNDERSTANDING WILDFIRE CLASSIFICATIONS | When firefighters classify a wildfire as OUT OF CONTROL, it means that the wildfire is burning and is expected to continue to grow within and possibly outside of its present boundary. The classification of BEING HELD means that under the current weather conditions and the resources available, there will be no unexpected growth, however firefighters anticipate the possibility of a small amount of spread which would be normal on a wildfire of this size. See more information on "understanding wildfire behaviour" in the full update.