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Tuesday, 29 November 2011 09:55

‘30-foot wall of fire’ ravages County of Warner

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By Delon Shurtz
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Southern Alberta
In the midst of miles and miles of charred trees, grass and stubble, two farm houses in the County of Warner sit unscathed; an island surrounded by a sea of angry black.
It’s like a Christmas miracle, if such it can be called when thousands of acres of farmland and prairie are burned bare from a ferocious fire that swept across the south, pushed by powerful winds that uprooted trees and knocked over semi trucks.

Courtesy Alberta Government
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, near Fort Macleod, is closed to visitors due to power outages in southern Alberta. The centre will reopen once power is restored.

The County of Lethbridge has lifted the evacuation on the areas of Township 8-22 and 9-22 which include Mountain Meadows, Sunset Acres and the surrounding area.

Monday, 28 November 2011 08:49

County of Lethbridge fire update (Monday morning)

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Courtesy County of Lethbridge

A state of local emergency continues due to grass fires in the County of Lethbridge west of the City of Lethbridge and on the Blood Reserve.

Sunday, 27 November 2011 22:13

Southwest Alberta grass fire contained: Herald

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The Lethbridge Herald is reporting the severe grass fire near the southwestern city has been contained. See http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/

This is from the Alberta Emergency Management Agency for both the County of Lethbridge. See the links for maps:

Sunday, 27 November 2011 19:16

Coalhurst, west Lethbridge in danger

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Here's the latest on the fire threatening west Lethbridge:


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