An evacuation order was issued Monday night in a rural area south of Oyen due to an out of control grass fire.
The blaze is burning along the north bank of the South Saskatchewan River — 120 kilometres from Oyen.
The Special Areas Board declared a local state of emergency telling residents east of Range Road 23 and south of Highway 555 to immediately go to the Bindloss School.
RCMP said the fire threatened approximately 15 homes but wasn’t threatening any densely populated areas.
No one was hurt but officials were warning of hazardous road conditions.