As Area Wildfires are Deemed Contained the Reclamation Process Begins for Affected Land Owners
We understand that many of our residents have been impacted by the recent wildfire events and the aftermath. As the fires are now under control, and evacuation alerts have been rescinded the County has received inquiries regarding the reclamation process.
We want to reassure our community that LSAC is actively looking at various avenues to provide support to those who have been affected by the fire. However, at this time, we advise our ratepayers to contact their insurance companies to cover the costs of repairing any damage resulting from fighting the fire, such as cut fences, cat tracks, and cat guards, etc.
We also urge affected residents to lobby the province and request assistance in covering reclamation costs.
We remind everyone that we are still in the midst of wildfire season and potentially facing record-setting temperatures in the coming weeks, it is essential that we all take responsibility for ensuring we get through it safely and remain vigilant.
We are all in this together, and we will continue to work tirelessly to support our community during this difficult time. Thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and patience.
Information on Agriculture and Livestock for evacuees alberta.ca/emergency 310-4455
Alberta Health Services wildfire resources: visit albertahealthservices.ca Mental Health Help Line toll free 1-877-303-2642
Emergency financial assistance is available via alberta.ca/emergency-financial-assistance.aspx
For family and social supports visit alberta.ca/alberta-supports.aspx
All updates and directives related to the wildfires will continue to be posted to the County website and Facebook page. Residents who visit CountyConnect.ca and opt in to the County’s emergency notification system can also receive wildfire status updates via text, email or voice message.