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Firefighters from the MD of Taber returned early Wednesday morning, after helping protect the Waterton townsite
Firefighters from the MD of Taber returned early Wednesday morning, after helping protect the Waterton townsite MD of Taber Regional Fire Services/Facebook

Taber chief: Waterton townsite no longer under threat

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
September 13, 2017 - 10:09am

TABER - Ten members of the M.D. of Taber Regional Fire Services have returned from helping protect the Waterton townsite, and the regional fire chief has been told replacements are no longer needed.

This photo by the MD of Taber Regional Fire Services Task Force shows the fire approaching the townsite along the Cameron Valley
This photo by the MD of Taber Regional Fire Services Task Force shows the fire approaching the townsite along the Cameron Valley MD of Taber Regional Fire Services/Facebook

The Kenow Fire: By the Numbers (Sept. 12, 9:30 p.m.)

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
September 13, 2017 - 6:12am

The latest information from the Government of Alberta gives us some scope and scale on the fire that is burning in and around Waterton Lakes National Park:

- Total size of fire: 42,000 ha (420 sq. km)

- Portion burning in Alberta: 33,000 ha (330 sq. km)

The Prince of Wales Hotel at Waterton has survived the fire so far
The Prince of Wales Hotel at Waterton has survived the fire so far Mike Modney/Instagram

"Majority" of Waterton townsite intact: Parks Canada

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
September 12, 2017 - 12:04pm Updated: September 12, 2017 - 4:47pm

FORT McMURRAY - Parks Canada says the majority of the Waterton townsite is intact, as well as the Prince of Wales Hotel, as crews continue to battle a rapidly-spreading fire in the national park.

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