A 0.2-hectare wildlife two kilometres west of Banff National Park’s east gate is under control by Parks Canada fire personnel, the federal agency announced Saturday morning.
Parks Canada said the wildfire – being called Carrot Creek wildfire – began Friday evening and it was responded to quickly by fire crews and two helicopters.
"This means that the wildfire is now contained and is expected to be extinguished," said Parks Canada on the Banff National Park social media pages.
The fire is on the north side of the Trans-Canada Highway and by Friday night Parks Canada announced it had the fire as being held and it was not expected to grow or expand outside its location.
"No further updates on the Carrot Creek wildfire will be provided unless the situation rapidly evolves," said Parks Canada.
According to Alberta Wildfire status dashboard, there have been 789 wildfires this year in the province.
Parks Canada announced Aug. 8 that Banff National Park was under an extreme fire danger. A fire ban has also been in effect for Banff, Kootenay and Yoho national parks since Aug. 5.
People can report any suspicious smoke or illegal campfires to Banff field unit dispatch at 403-762-1470.