Highway 3 west of Coleman has been re-opened to all traffic, but caution needs to be used when driving in the area, due to the fire still burning out of control.

The fire is one of the wildfires that started in Southern Alberta on October 17th which resulted in evacuations of 10 communities in six counties or municipal districts.

Several buildings were destroyed including 10 homes.

Scott Long, executive director, provincial operations centre, Alberta Emergency Management Agency says it was an unprecedented emergency.

"The severe wind event caused multiple issues in Southern Alberta," said Long. "Including grass fires, train incidents, downed trees and power outages."

Long added the majority of the fires were caused by downed power lines caused by the wind which exceeded well over 100 km per hour.

There are currently four states of local emergency active in the province.

"They are Crowsnest Pass, Municipal district of Acadia, Wheatland County and the city of Medicine Hat."

And unfortunately one Alberta firefighter was killed in a crash while working on the fires on the Saskatchewan side of the border.

Cypress County Firefighter James Hargrave, 34, of the Walsh Fire Station was killed when the water truck he was driving was in a collision with a pick-up truck near the communities of Leader and Burstall.