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15 December 2018

Wildfire south of Robb in Yellowhead County, AB

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Wildfire south of Robb in Yellowhead County, AB

 

Robb Fire Wildfire Update Saturday, Dec. 15 2018 11:00 AM

Based on information from AB Wildfire, the fire is being held. Winds are low and there has been some precipitation on the fire.

Evacuation notice for Robb and Mercoal residents has been lifted.

Yellowhead County, working with Parkland County, have finished clearing fallen trees that were blocking roads in the Robb and Mercoal area.

Yellowhead County has stood down County Firefighters and County Peace Officers that were on scene.

Any further information will be posted on the Yellowhead County Facebook page. Details about the fire are being updated on the www.wildfire.alberta.ca website.

Robb Area Wildfire Dec 15 8:30 AM Update 

 

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry confirmed a wildfire yesterday afternoon located 14 km’s East – North East of Cadomin and 10 km’s South – South West of the community of Mercoal.

·         Crews and heavy equipment are mobilized and currently working on containing the fire. 

·         Conditions have improved making access easier for wildfire firefighters.

·         Up to date information can be found on the Wildfire App but clicking on the Edson Area Updates or visit wildfire.alberta.ca and click on the Wildfire Status Map.

 

·         Yellowhead County is sending the County’s Transportation to clear trees that have blocked some roads in the area.

·         Parkland County’s Protective Services are in the Robb area working with Yellowhead County to assist in tree clearing and other mitigation issues in Robb and area.

·         Local residents in the Robb area are still on notice to be ready for a potential evacuation.



Robb Area Wildfire Dec 15 12:40 AM Update

We will provide an update after 8:00 AM on Saturday Dec.15 morning unless conditions change and an earlier update is required.

Yellowhead County protective services Peace Ouwill be stationed in Robb overnight and will be in contact with AB Wildfire.

Wildfire south of Robb in Yellowhead County, AB - Potential Evacuation for Robb and Mercoal
There is a wildfire approximately 10 km south of Robb and is heading north by northeast The communities potentially impacted are Robb and Mercoal. If you are in the affected area: Prepare for possible evacuation. Follow the directions of local authorities. For details visit www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca and the Yellowhead County Facebook page.

 

13 December 2016

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

HEY211. Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County 211. One phone number to access community service program and service information.

07 September 2018

Council Highlights August 28, 2018

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Council Highlights August 28, 2018

Coal Valley Mine Presentation / County Administration Building Construction / Township Road 562/562A Alignment Study / Yellowhead Regional Response to Elder Abuse Funding / Proposed Secure Landfill Redistrict / 2018 Property Tax Recovery Auction

 

15 June 2018

Potential Fraud Alert - Claims to be County Firefighter

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Potential Fraud Alert - Claims to be County Firefighter

There has been someone claiming to be a member of the Yellowhead County Fire Department allegedly collecting funds for MS on behalf of Yellowhead County’s Fire Department.

Yellowhead County does not solicit funds on behalf of organizations! If you are approached by someone claiming to be part of the County Fire Department, do not give them money and report the incident to the RCMP immediately.

29 November 2018

Council Highlights November 27, 2018

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Council Highlights November 27, 2018

Baseline Road Construction Land Expropriation / Parkland County/Yellowhead County Intermunicipal Development Plan / Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Agreement with Parkland County / Wildwood Fire Hall and Wildwood, Evansburg Water Tower Demolition

09 January 2018

Council Highlights January 9, 2018

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Council Highlights January 9, 2018

Public Hearing 17.17 | Council Code of Conduct | Assessment Modifier Impact | YCFD Water Tanker

17 May 2018

Rope Rescue and Embankment Training for Firefighters

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Rope Rescue and Embankment Training for Firefighters

Hikers, oil and gas workers, canoers, and other recreational users and industry workers who find themselves stuck in a bad situation now have an extra lifeline to help get them out.

 

18 May 2018

Fulham School Gets a (Friendly) Visit from the Law

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Fulham School Gets a (Friendly) Visit from the Law

Yellowhead County’s Peace Officers and a member of the RCMP’s Edson Integrated Traffic Services Unit visited the school after patrolling the nearby highway for school-zone speeders.

01 June 2018

Teaching Youth: Farm Safety

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Teaching Youth: Farm Safety

Yellowhead County recently hosted a Youth Farm Safety day to teach local kids about identifying and managing farm hazards.

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EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

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53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
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Fax: 780-325-3783

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