A wildfire alert was issued for Cypress County, Alta., on Wednesday evening due to a wildfire burning near Suffield.
According to Alberta Emergency Alert, the fire is burning three to four kilometres north of Highway 1 and about four kilometres west of Highway 884.
Fire and emergency services officials from Cypress County and surrounding communities were fighting the blaze as of 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
“As a result of smoke and high wind velocities, visibility in this area is reduced,” the emergency alert read.
The emergency alert ended close to 8:30 p.m.
A second wildfire was also reportedly burning south of Highway 1 near the hamlet of Walsh.
That blaze was burning along the east side of Graburn Road and as of 6:34 p.m., was tracking toward the Cypress County and Saskatchewan border.
The emergency alert advised drivers to avoid both areas as crews worked to fight the fires.
The alert ended at around 9:20 p.m.