Edson Area Update

No Growth on Quigley Creek Wildfire (EWF-077) - June 29, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Posted on Fri, Jun 29, 2018



Dry conditions are keeping the wildfire danger at high for the Edson Forest Area. Today, temperatures will be around 18 degrees C, and the relative humidity will be higher, the wind will be NW 15km/h, scattered rain showers are expected. Please do your part to prevent wildfires.

WILDFIRE SITUATION | June 29, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

The Quigley Creek Wildfire (EWF-077) - Out of Control at 1,137 ha in size; 15% contained.

The wildfire has not grown in size since the evening of June 27, 2018. Given the current weather conditions, number of firefighters, and other equipment, 15 per cent of the wildfire is contained, meaning it is holding and not spreading.

No communities are threatenedThe wildfire remains approximately:

  • 15 km south east of Hinton
  • 28 km north west of Robb
  • 60 km west/south west of Edson
  • 6 km from McLeod Campground (Km 35 Robb Road)


Today, the wildfire has received very little rain; 70 firefighters, various pieces of heavy equipment, and 7 helicopters continue working on the north side of the wildfire, while airtainkers focus on the south sides. Alberta Wildfire is working closely with Yellowhead CountyTown of HintonTown of EdsonAlberta Parks, industry partners, and the RCMP to ensure public and firefighter safety.

To keep everyone safe during the wildfire operations, certain areas cannot be entered. We recommend that people do not enter these areas and find alternative routes or destinations. The following is information on road and campground closures:

Road Closures

For the most up to date information visit 511.alberta.ca, or see the Alberta 511 App. In addition, the following roads are being used for firefighting operations and are not accessible to the public.

  • Robb Road, between Hinton and Robb
  • Mercoal and Pembina Roads, north of Highway 47
  • Gregg River Road
  • Hargwen Road south of Highway 16

See the area access map, including information stations and check point sites. 

Campground Closures

Please refer to albertaparks.ca for campground closures. Current closures include: McLeod River, Fickle Lake, and the Gregg Cabin Group campgrounds.

Random camping, west of Highway 47, is discouraged due to the uncontrolled wildfire, and firefighting operations. For your safety, we encourage camping in open, designated campgrounds only.

Thank you for your compliance and understanding while we work to bring this wildfire under control. 

Hinton Information Station

The information station is located at the Green Square in Hinton, it will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Smoke from the wildfire may drift into surrounding communities, if you have smoke related health concerns, please call 811 or visit Alberta Health Services.



Currently, there is other wildfire in the Edson Forest Area. 

EWF-065 is located just south of the Coal Valley Mine, and is currently under control at 2.57 hectares in size. No infrastructure is threatened. Firefighters will continue to monitor the wildfire until it is extinguished.

For information about wildfires in the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.


Albertans are always asked to use caution when out working or enjoying the forest within the Forest Protection Area:


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Unless conditions change, your next wildfire update will be June 29, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.

If you do not have access to the internet, and need wildfire information, call 1-866-FYI-FIRE (1-866-394-3473), for updates.

For more information, please contact:

Shannon Stambaugh
Wildfire Information Officer
email: shannon.stambaugh@gov.ab.ca