Drayton Valley, Surrounding Area Evacuated Amid Out-of-control Wildfires
Out-of-control wildfires have caused thousands of people living in the Drayton Valley and the surrounding area to evacuate. Alberta Emergency Management Agency issued an “Evacuate immediately” order at just after 11 p.m. on Thursday night.
Alberta Emergency Management Agency has asked people of Drayton Valley and the surrounding area to leave their homes immediately. Out-of-control wildfires in the area are posing a risk to the people living in the area of Township Road 484 north to Township Road 494, and North Saskatchewan River west to Range Road 80.
A reception center has been set up to help people evacuate. A Facebook post from Brazeau County says, “Anybody that is unable to evacuate the community, a staging area is being established at Kal Tire with buses available to take people out of Drayton Valley to be taken towards Stony Plain.”