Parks Canada: Snow Suppresses Kenow Fire in Waterton, No Further Spread Expected

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The Kenow fire in Waterton Lakes National Park is now classified as "under control" and not expected to spread any further.

The Kenow fire in Waterton Lakes National Park is now classified as "under control" and not expected to spread any further. Parks Canada says that's due - in part - to fresh snow in excess of 20 centimetres that fell on Monday. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and identify and extinguish hot spots as needed. Officials also say smoke may be visible for several weeks and hot spots could smoulder throughout the winter. Some areas of the park are open to the public however many frontcountry and backcountry areas are closed for safety reasons.  -Tina Giesbrecht

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