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Waterton evacuation alert remains

An evacuation alert remains in effect for all of Waterton Lakes National Park.

All backcountry areas and hiking trails in Waterton remain closed, including access up the Red Rock Parkway and on water bodies.

The Boundary wildfire has not grown significantly today and it remains in the Boundary Creek Valley in Glacier National Park, U.S.

The wildfire is about seven kilometres from the Waterton townsite.

Parks Canada continues to coordinate efforts closely with the U.S.

National Park Service. Glacier National Park Air Attack assessed the wildfire in the morning and afternoon.

Due to gusty north winds and low-lying smoke, aerial crews were not able to drop water on the fire this morning or in the afternoon.

Parks Canada has installed structural protection at backcountry campgrounds.

All of Watertown is closed with the exception of the townsite, Highway 5/6 including The entrance road to the townsite and Chief Mountain Highway.

The fire is about 700 hectares and is considered of control

The Boundary Fire webpage is now online. All important information relating to the wildfire can be found here. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/waterton/securite-safety/pnlw-wlnp-feu-fire-2018

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