May 3, 2023

Wildwood Evacuation Order Will Be Lifted at 3:00 PM, May 3

Wildwood Evacuation Order Will Be Lifted at 3:00 PM, May 3

Wildfire Update (Posted on May 3, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.)

The mandatory evacuation order is being lifted at 3:00 PM today (May 3, 2023) for all evacuees in the Wildwood/Lobstick area. These residents are now safe to return to their homes at 3:00 PM on May 3, 2023.

Yellowhead County residents can safely return to their homes at 3:00 PM. Roadblocks will be removed to allow access to the area.

Some roads, such as Highway 22, may have adjusted speed limits due to fire crews still at work in the area. Please follow all posted signage and help keep our crews safe.

Residents must remain on 30-minute alert. Please be prepared to evacuate if conditions change. Keep all medication, important documents, and food and water for three days ready for evacuation. Take pets with you.

All returning residents need to check their utilities and services for any issues and to ensure they’re in working order. If there are any issues or concerns, please contact the appropriate organization for power, water, gas, or other services.

Transportation will be available from Edson to Wildwood for evacuees.

Regular services such as trash collection will begin soon.

Residents with breathing/health concerns may want to remain evacuated due to air quality. You can find the air quality map here:

Please visit for a re-entry package that includes advice about returning to your homes and contact information for services you may need to access.

Re-entry Tips for Wildwood & Lobstick Area Residents

Re-Entry Plan for Wildwood and Area May 3, 2023