Northernmost Alberta community forced to evacuate

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Residents of Indian Cabins, Alberta have been forced to leave the community. Mackenzie County issued a mandatory evacuation order on Monday due to a wildfire in the area.

Byron Peters is the deputy chief administrative officer of Mackenzie County.

He said the county spoke with residents, who said they preferred to evacuate towards the Northwest Territories.

According to Peters, fewer than a dozen residents were displaced.

He added that this was the same wildfire that tore through Steen River a few weeks ago.

Highway 35 remains open for the time being.

Indian Cabins is the northernmost community in Alberta and is about 100 kilometres from Enterprise.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com