News Release – For Immediate Release Saturday April 3rd, 2021
County Regional Fire Service Responds to Oilfield Lease Fire – Update 1, 7:02 am
The fire is currently generating a large plume of smoke, which is moving north with the prevailing winds. One mobile air monitoring unit is in the area with 3 more on the way to site.
Should there be any concern for public safety due to the smoke, a further update will be provided with appropriate safety messaging.
The Alberta Energy Regulator is currently on site.
The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) has been activated to support this event. Updated information will also be posted to the GPREP website www.gprep.ca
The public is asked to stay clear of the area and follow directions of all first responders.
Deputy Fire Chief
County Regional Fire Service