Smoke is obscuring parts of the fire but the current size is estimated to be approximately over 1500 hectares and obscured by smoke limiting the ability to get an accurate size.
Critical infrastructure protection measures in place at key places, but more aggressive wildfire activity has made it unsafe for firefighters on the ground to continue.
The wildfire situation develops and changes continuously. It is imperative that visitors and residents of Jasper follow updates on social media and recommendations from the town, respect area closures, and follow reduced speed limits.
Parks Canada, ATCO and the Municipality of Jasper have been and continue to prepare for various scenarios over the next few days to prepare for any potentially significant changes in wildfire spread and direction.