RCMP say helicopter fighting wildfire crashes near Evansburg, Alta.

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A spokesperson for the RCMP says a helicopter that was helping to fight a wildfire about an hour west of Edmonton crashed near Evansburg, Alta., on Monday night.

Police did not say if anyone was injured in the crash.

Mounties were called to a report of a helicopter crash in a remote area near Evansburg, west of Highway 22 and north of Highway 16, at about 6:30 p.m.

In addition to Mounties being called to the scene, the RCMP said firefighters, paramedics and personnel with Alberta Wildfire were also deployed.

โ€œThe location is not accessible by road,โ€ police said. โ€œPolice continue to investigate.

โ€œNo further details are available at this time.โ€

Global News has reached out to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry for more information about what happened.

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The helicopter was helping to fight a wildfire that began burning northwest of Evansburg and forced the temporary evacuation of nearby homes.

READ MORE: Alberta crews continue to battle out-of-control wildfire in Yellowhead Countyย 

As of 10 p.m. Monday night, Alberta Wildfireโ€™s website showed that the blaze near Evansburg was about 175 hectares in size and classified as โ€œbeing held.โ€

Evansburg is about 100 kilometres west of Edmonton.

More to comeโ€ฆ

Watch below: Some Global News videos about a wildfire burning in Yellowhead County.




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