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Wildfire evacuation order lifted for homes on Cold Lake First Nation

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Residents of a community in eastern Alberta who were told to flee their homes late Monday afternoon due to a wildfire in the area have been allowed to return home.

An Alberta Emergency Alert was issued just before 5 p.m. Monday for the First Nation of Cold Lake Number 149 (Legoff).

The alert said a wildfire was burning in the area from Range Road 430 to Range Road 434.

All homes in the area of Cold Lake First Nations 149 (Legoff), near the wildfire, were told to evacuate to the local community hall.

The community is to the south of the city of Cold Lake.

Just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, the evacuation alert was cancelled, and everyone in the impacted area was allowed to return home.

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The notice from Alberta Emergency Alert stated that everyone in Cold Lake First Nation (Legoff) should remain prepared for a possible evacuation on very short notice.

Alberta Wildfire said Monday it was providing mutual aid on the fire.

The fire came on a windy day that saw temperatures increase in Alberta amid drought-like conditions. The fire risk in that region of the province is very high, according to Alberta Wildfire.

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