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Black Rock Mountain wildfire 'being held' by firefighting crews

With cooler weather and precipitation since Sunday evening (Sept. 6), the Black Rock Mountain wildfire is now considered "being held" by Alberta Wildfire
The Black Rock Mountain wildfire on Saturday (Sept. 5). ALBERTA WILDFIRE FACEBOOK

KANANASKIS/BIGHORN – With cooler weather and precipitation, the Black Rock Mountain wildfire is now considered "being held" by Alberta Wildfire.

The status of the wildfire changed overnight as the region saw a drop in temperatures and rainfall – with some parts of Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley seeing snowfall by Monday morning (Sept. 7).

The lastest data from Alberta Wildfire puts the Black Rock blaze at 676 hectares, or 6.8 square kilometres in size. The latest situation report from 6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 6), 17 firefighters were working on the fire with the assistance of two helicopters. 

The fire is located in Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park, however is not threatening any communities or campsites. It is located near the Hamlet of Benchlands on the north-eastern border of Banff National Park.

The Outlook will update this story as new information becomes available from Alberta Wildfire. 

Tanya Foubert

About the Author: Tanya Foubert

Tanya Foubert started as a news reporter at the Rocky Mountain Outlook in 2006. She won the Canadian Community Newspaper Award for best news story for her coverage of the 2013 flood. In December 2018, she became editor of the Outlook.
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