Grassland fire northeast of Blackie extinguished
The fire is now knocked down, near the Hamlet of Blackie, southeast of Calgary. The M.D. of Foothills called a local state of emergency because of the possibility of the blaze moving towards the small community. A wind warning was issued at the time for Calgary and area. It caused the wildfire to shift direction and speed up due to winds going 75-100 km/h. Foothills Fire Department stations including Blackie, Cayley, Heritage Pointe, Cayley, Longview, Okotoks, High River, Vulcan County...