Banff National Park officials report the small Carrot Creek wildfire two km within the park's east boundary is under control and expected to be extinguished.

Two helicopters and park fire crews responded to the wildfire on the north side of Hwy. 1 on the evening of Aug. 12.

It was held to about 0.2 hectares and within hours was classified as being held. Late yesterday morning, Parks officials confirmed it was under control.

Officials say crews will continue to monitor and suppress the wildfire throughout the weekend. Fire operations may be visible from Highway 1 within the national park.

They ask motorists to continue to give their fire crews space to work and not pull over on the highway to watch fire operations.

There is no risk to communities at this time.

Due to dry hot conditions, there is a fire ban in place for the national park, Calgary Forest, and Rocky View County. Cochrane has a fire restriction in place.