Calgary Fire 90 percent contained, evacuations lifted, Hwy 155 reopened

Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 11:19:32-04

UPDATE (08/07, 7:25 am): Officials say 9 homes have been destroyed due to the Calgary Fire. 

Officials say tehy expect to have full containment of the fire by tomorrow. It is currently 90% contained. 


UPDATE (08/07, 7:11 am): Officials say the Calgary Fire is now 50 acres and 90% contained. 


UPDATE (08/6, 6:15 pm): KCFD says the Calgary Fire is 75% contained.

Residents are returning home to find out if their homes still stand. One man returned to see if his grandmother's home survived the fire, and was shocked to see her's did, however the next door neighbor's home had completely burned.


Officials said all evacuations in Wofford Heights for the Calgary Fire have been lifted and Highway 155 will reopen at 9 a.m.

Cal Fire tweeted the latest totals, 50 acres have burned and right now the fire is 60 percent contained. 

Officials said they are in the mop up stages, but warn residents that the area is still dangerous. 

Officials are asking drivers to go slow through the area when heading back to their homes because they are expecting heavy traffic. 

The Calgary Fire broke out shortly after 1:30 p.m.

Just after 3 p.m. Saturday Ready Kern sent an alert urging Wofford Heights residents to evacuate the area, but as of 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, those evacuations have been lifted. 

More than 200 fire personnel remain on scene battling the blaze. 

23ABC will be live in Wofford Heights during our 8a.m. broadcast. Tune in for the latest updates.