Jackfish/Camping Lake Fire Update May 16th

  • The Jackfish/Camping Lake fire is still being held and good progress has been made. An update will be made once the fire is deemed under control.
  • There are 4 SRD crews with 2 helicopters still bucketing the fire. 2 County crews remain on site fighting the fire.
  • The prepare to evacuate notice for the area will remain in effect until the fire is deemed under control. An update will be made once the notice is lifted.
  • The Fire Ban remains in effect. This includes a ban on any open fires and propane or natural gas-powered appliances that create an open flame on public or private land. Only propane and natural gas-powered appliances with an enclosed flame (such as propane or gas barbeques) are permitted for cooking only. The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational purposes on all public land within Athabasca County is prohibited.

Thank you to all the fire crews, volunteer firefighters, public works operators, an Alberta forestry who have been battling this fire.