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Fort McMurray Wildfire has Destroyed 1,600 Buildings: Alberta Premier

Mandatory Mass Evacuations: 88,000 residents flee Fort McMurray, surrounding communities

The explosive wildfire that is raging around Fort McMurray, the Canadian oil city in the provice of Alberta, has consumed about 8,000 hectares so far,  destroying 1,600 structures in the city, said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. 169 more words

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Evacuation alert for Peace River Regional District

An Evacuation alert was issued Tuesday night by Peace River Regional District due to a wildfire.

The alert mentions potential danger to life and health for Mile 80 of the Alaska Highway area in Electoral Area B. 94 more words

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Feds make EI claims easier, faster for Fort McMurray fire evacuees

The federal government has put plans in place to speed up access to Employment Insurance for Fort McMurray fire evacuees.

Workers can apply online or in person, even without a Record of Employment. 150 more words

Canada

Digital Extinguisher to #FortMcMurray

If you can, please spare some change for the #FortMcMurray fire victims – @redcrosscanada: Red Cross Canada, and others are pitching in, too.

Here’s the Seaspan Raven marine fire rescue unit from #Vancouver-sent digitally in solidarity.

Fort McMurray wildfire: When is the right time to evacuate in a disaster?

Wednesday brought more evacuation orders to parts of northern Alberta as the wildfire in and around Fort McMurray continued to spread and fires in other areas of the province caused concern for officials. 717 more words

Canada

Goodness goes viral: Fort McMurray

I’m sure it happens this way in other parts of the world but on days like this, I’m so appreciative of the Canadian way. “Humanity’s best efforts made real,” wrote the… 65 more words

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Update 3 | Fort McMurray Wildfire | Alberta Canada

INCIDENT SUMMARY

MWF-009 also known as #FortMcMurray Fire is located 3 miles W of Fort McMurray.

The main fire that was headed towards Fort McMurray has made it into the City now burning in several streets and commercial buildings. 468 more words