05/12/2016 05:48 EDT | Updated 05/12/2016 05:59 EDT

CBC Cameraman In Critical Condition After Lac La Biche Crash

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. — A videographer with CBC Radio-Canada is in hospital in critical condition on Thursday after a crash near a northern Alberta community that has been housing Fort McMurray fire evacuees.

RCMP said they responded to an accident just outside Lac La Biche about 5:25 a.m.

Officers said a CBC vehicle had been going east on Highway 55 when it went off the road and landed in a ditch.

The driver was the only one inside and an air ambulance spokesman said a man in his 30s was flown to an Edmonton hospital.

Media have been staying in Lac La Biche to cover a wildfire that forced more than 80,000 people out of their homes last week.

Emma Bedard with CBC public affairs in Toronto said the employee's family members were on their way to the hospital.

She couldn't provide other details.

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