Almost a year after Waterton residents were forced to evacuate due to wildfires, they're back on alert again Friday, August 24.

A new wildfire has popped up about 5 kilometres south of the townsite, prompting officials to inform residents and visitors to the Park to be ready to bug out again on a moments notice.

The fire is located in the Boundary Creek Valley and approaching Upper Waterton Lake.

Parks Canada staff are monitoring the fire and warning people to stay away from the area.

For the latest updates monitor Alberta Emergency Alert.

 

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