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Wildfires are threatening a remote community in northern Alberta.

About 200 people from the North Tallcree First Nation were evacuated as a precaution Thursday.

Alberta Transportation says the flames forced the closure of parts of Highway 88 on Friday, the main road into the region.

The province says hot, dry conditions have pushed the threat of wildfires in forested areas to extreme levels.

There are 129 wildfires burning in the province, including 51 that are out of control.

Alberta has more than 1,600 firefighters on duty and is calling in another 150 from other provinces in the next few days.