Strathcona County lifts evacuation order

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By News Staff

Residents of Strathcona County can safely return home after the evacuation order was lifted Saturday afternoon, but people are being urged to remain vigilant.

Strathcona County lifted the evacuation order at 1 p.m. for the area between south of Township Road 540 and north of Township Road 534; and east of Range Road 221 and west of Range Road 215

That includes residents of Pleasant View Estates and Newton Estates.

“While it is currently safe to return home, please remain vigilant. If you see a fire, call 9-1-1 immediately,” Strathcona County said in a statement.

No injuries were reported, and no homes were damaged.

A business east of Highway 21 did report damages, including an outbuilding and vehicles and trailers at the back of the property.

A previous evacuation order for parts of Strathcona County was lifted early Saturday morning. That order covered the area between west of Highway 21 and east of Range Road 232, and south of Township Road 522 and north of Highway 14. It included Silver Birch Estates and Colchester Lane.

A fire ban remains in effect for Strathcona County.

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