The worst is over from the grass fire that raged in northwest Rocky View County, but some residents remain displaced.
Rocky View County officials have assured those people evacuated that details of a re-entry plan will be shared by 7 p.m. tonight (Dec. 5).
"Additionally, we expect power will be restored by 7 p.m. and aim to reopen Symons Valley Road by 6 p.m.," state officials. "Our residents’ safety and swift return to normalcy are our top priorities."
Officials say there were no significant losses from the 350-acre fire that occurred near Twp. Rd 280 and R.R. 23.
In response to dry conditions that contributed to the fire's rapid spread, a fire advisory has been declared in Rocky View County. This means all permit burning and fireworks use are temporarily halted. There are a few exceptions to this advisory, particularly for essential and controlled activities, ensuring public safety remains our top priority.
Rocky View County has extended its deepest gratitude to residents for their quick actions and invaluable role in sharing safety messages. They also speak highly of their emergency teams, including local fire crews and mutual aid partners.
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