May 24, 2013 1:21 pm

Nordegg wildfire now under control

Crews at the scene of a wildfire near Nordegg, Alberta, on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue
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A wildfire in the central Alberta hamlet of Nordegg is now under control, according to officials.

Residents were evacuated for five days, after the blaze broke out on May 12th.

A two-hour evacuation notice was left in effect even after displaced residents were told they could return to their homes, in case the fire developed further.

On Friday, officials announced the evacuation notice had been lifted, and the area was no longer under a state of emergency.

Forestry Trunk Road is again open to traffic, although areas around the mine site remain closed.

Signs are posted at restricted areas as firefighters continue to work in the area.

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