Rural residents near High Level evacuated due to industrial fire

UPDATE:  There are reports the fire is now under control.  Read more here:



HIGH LEVEL, A.B. — An evacuation order has been issued for the High level area, as the result of an out of control fire in the Norbord yard.

The mandatory order affects rural residents south of High Level between Bushe Reserve and Highway 35.

Residents affected are told to evacuate immediately, and follow the directions of local authorities. Evacuees are going to the Reception Centre, located at the Town of High Level office to register and receive further instruction.

The Facebook page for Mackenzie County will be updated with more information.