Red Deer Creek forest fire has reached the camp sites

The fire has also reached the oil and gas camps, although they’ve yet to be destroyed as a result.

A special protection unit is set up along with a crew that are working to protect the camps.

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There are 80 firefighters along with a type 1 incident management team attempting to maintain and extinguish the fire.

There are also 5 helicopters and heavy equipment assisting the scene.

Strong winds, coupled with hot and dry temperatures are said to be contributing to the movement of the fire. 

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