Alberta national park evacuated due to wildfire

Waterton National Park is being impacted by the Kenow wildfire and an evacuation alert has been issued.

WATERTON, Alta. — A town in an Alberta national park that would normally still be teeming with late summer visitors is now empty except for emergency workers who are preparing to save its buildings from a wildfire.

“The only people left in town are for firefighting purposes,” RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said Saturday from the Waterton townsite, a day after Parks Canada ordered the evacuation of Waterton Lakes National Park. Read more

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Updated: 10/09/2017 — 06:16

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