Grass Fire - 23rd Street NW

UPDATE: The fire is now under control however there are several hot spots on 23rd Street between Division Ave and Box Springs Rd NW. Emergency crews remain in the area and this road will remain closed until midnight or later.   Residents who were on evacuation stand by can return to their homes and will be notified if the situation changes.  Please continue to avoid this area and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.  


UPDATE: Due to the wind conditions, the fire near 23rd Street NW is moving quickly toward the south.  Emergency crews are working hard to bring this fire under control please avoid this area and please do not stop to watch the fire. Any residences that back onto the prairiie of Ireland Court, Crockford Crescent, Mckenzie Cres, Muir Cres and 14 Street NW to Division should be on stand by and ready to evacuate if the need arises.  


Medicine Hat Emergency Services personnel are currently on the scene of a grass fire in the area of the 23rd Street NW. Some of 23rd Street will be closed to traffic during this event.  Please plan an alternate route and avoid this area.