Alberta wildfires livestock shelters

On May 7, Alberta declared a state of emergency. Recent rains have eased some of the anxiety, but wildfires still persist, and the situation could change rapidly.

The Boyle Ag Grounds indicates, “The pens at the Boyle Ag Grounds are available for anyone needing to evacuate their livestock due to the fire by Jackfish Lake.”

The Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society is letting people know its grounds are open to anyone needing a safe place to evacuate to, and that it has pens and stalling available.

The Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies website provides a full list of places offering safety for fire evacuees, farmers, and livestock.

Industry groups are also trying to inform livestock producers about the ongoing wildfire.

“We are having conversations with producers who are affected, government officials and we’ve also updated our website to include pertinent resources, including a map we created in collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders,” Debra Murphy, stakeholder relations manager with Alberta Beef Producers, told in an email.

That map also includes emergency preparedness resources. Sponsored Content

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