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.