The town of High Level, Alberta is being evacuated

The entire community is under an evacuation order due to the approaching Chuckegg Creek Fire.

evacuation plan map High Level, Alberta
Map for the evacuation plan for the town of High Level, Alberta. Evacuations will be carried out by zones, within town limits.

The town is in the northern portion of Alberta and had a population of 3,159 in 2016.

(To see all of the articles on Wildfire Today about the Chuckegg Fire, including the most recent, click here.)

An area north of the town of High Level is under a voluntary evacuation notice.

Map Chuckegg Creek HWF042 wildfire
Map of the Chuckegg Creek HWF042 wildfire southwest of High Level, Alberta at 3:12 p.m. CDT May 20, 2019. Click to enlarge.

Some of the homes in High Level are very close together which will make it difficult for firefighters to defend the structures if the fire enters the community pushed by a strong wind.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+