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Persistent forest fires still burning in Nordegg and Lodgepole

Sprinklers setup around homes in Nordegg.
Sprinklers setup around homes in Nordegg. Reid Fiest/Global News
Global News cameras set up about 1.5km from the fire line - as close as we can get to it.
Global News cameras set up about 1.5km from the fire line - as close as we can get to it. Reid Fiest/Global News
Crews battle a fire near Nordegg, Alberta on May 12.
Crews battle a fire near Nordegg, Alberta on May 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue
An aerial shot of the wildfire burning west of Nordegg, AB.
An aerial shot of the wildfire burning west of Nordegg, AB. Supplied, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
An aerial shot of the wildfire burning west of Nordegg, AB.
An aerial shot of the wildfire burning west of Nordegg, AB. Supplied, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

About 200 people remain out of their homes as forest fires threaten two communities in the foothills of west-central Alberta.

The hamlets of Lodgepoll and Nordegg were both evacuated on Sunday.

A blaze covering 12 square kilometres has crept to within two-kilometres of Lodgepole.

More than 50 firefighters, 12 helicopters and various heavy equipment and airtankers have been involved in fighting the blaze.

The community is about 130 kilometres south west of Edmonton.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Lodgepoll fire from Brazeau County.  

Meanwhile, the community of Nordegg is threatened by a fire covering three square kilometres.

Firefighters and heavy equipment worked on it Monday evening and air tankers are expected to be called in on Tuesday.

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Scattered showers are in the forecast for Tuesday, which could help crews dealing with the fires.

For up to date evacuation notices and wildfire conditions, visit Alberta Emergency Alert’s website.

The Nordegg Fire Info Line is 1-866-916-INFO (4636).

CLICK HERE for more information on the Nordegg fire from Clearwater County.

For all other fire related inquiries, please call 1-866-FYI-FIRE.

Clearwater County Nordegg fire update