POLITICS

Parks Canada says wildfire burning in Jasper National Park now under control

07/20/2015 07:26 EDT | Updated 07/20/2016 05:59 EDT
JASPER, Alta. - A wildfire that has been burning in the picturesque Maligne Valley of Jasper National Park is now under control.

The flames were sparked by lighting July 9 about 15 kilometres from the Jasper town site.

Parks Canada says crews continue to look for and extinguish hot spots.

The wildfire burned an area of around 10 square kilometres.

The Maligne Road beyond the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel remained closed Monday.

Officials hope to reopen the popular road to Maligne Lake by the weekend.