Some growth in Mabel Lake fire Friday, but smoke limits ability to gauge size

Smoke limits eyes on fire

Some growth was observed on the Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake on Friday, but smoke limited visibility for air resources to accurately map the fire.

As of Thursday, it was estimated to have burned 3,000 hectares.

The fire remains out of control, and an evacuation order and alert remain in place for Mabel Lake Forest Service Road.

The road is closed in the area of the fire, but access remains open to Mabel Lake Provincial Park, which is before the area closure.

On Friday, 10 personnel were fighting the fire, supported by two helicopters.

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