UPDATE: May 4th, 12:08 pm

From Alberta Emergency Alert

Area: This alert is no longer in effect.

Description: The wildfire northwest of the town of Ponoka is being controlled. The reception centre is no longer open. Evacuated residences have now returned home. There is no longer a threat to residences in the area, unless the situation changes.


UPDATE: May 4th, 9:30 am

From Ponoka County

The [May 3, 2023]  wildfire in proximity to the Battle River Valley between Section 35-43-27-W4 and NW 17-43-26-W4 has been controlled and crews are carefully monitoring


Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA) has issued an evacuation order for parts of Ponoka County.

Here is the official notice from AEA

  • Alert: May 03, 2023 at 04:36 PM

Area: This alert is in effect for everyone in the area northwest of the town of Ponoka.

Description: There is a wildfire 8 km northwest of the town of Ponoka, near Range Road 265 and Township Road 433. It is moving northwest.

Instruction: Homes on Township Road 434 near Highway 795 are evacuating now.

Everyone else in the area north and northwest of Township Road 434 and Highway 795 must prepare for a possible evacuation.

Gather important documents and medication and enough food, water and supplies for 3 days.

No evacuation is required at this time, unless authorities tell you to leave.

If you evacuate, go to the Reception Centre at the Ponoka Legion, at 3911 Highway 2 A, in Ponoka to register. If you need help evacuating, call 1-403-783-3333. 

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