Like many of you I am shocked looking at footage from Canada.. the massive forest with no end, out of control.. The evacuations are enormous and the work being done to try to stop the fire impressive but often fleeting.
The fire is in Alberta’s Fort McMurray.. A wall of smoke and fire is rampaging the landscape.. Even parts of a Canadian City were overtaken by flames.
Get this: Authorities ordered the evacuation of about 88,000 people, including the entire city of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo said. 80,000..
The blaze has already destroyed 80% of Fort McMurray’s Beacon Hill community.
24,000 + acres have been scorched at the last press briefing. 1600 structures have been completely destroyed.
This quote from CNN:
High winds, warm weather and dry conditions were expected to create “explosive conditions” for fire growth and make it difficult for firefighters to keep up, Alberta forestry manager Bernie Schmitte said.
There are 85 wildfires right now in Canada. Albert must wait. That word according to the Forest Minister.
The pictures are harrowing. The information is plenty..
Hopes and prayers and goodwill towards all going through this right now.