EXPERT: Wildfire is burning so hot that only Weather can stop it

Posted by on Thursday, May 5, 2016

There are more than 150 firefighters fighting a large wildfire in Fort McMurray.

As of May 4, 7:15 p.m.
  • The fire was heading toward the Airport/Saprae Creek is up to Old Airport Road. Crews are on site.
  • Blackburn Drive now has three structure fires.
  • Walnut Crescent has approximately 15 structure fires.
  • North Parsons: We lost the new school being built.
  • Highway 63 remains closed at Highway 69 due to fire.
  • No problems at this time in Thickwood, Birchwood Trails, Timberlea, Eagle Ridge, Downtown and Prairie Creek.

Experts are warning that the wildfire is burning so hot that only weather can stop it. That's not good news considering no rain is in the forecast until at least Monday and even then there is only a chance.

Widespread smoke will continue today with wind gusts to 50 km/h this morning. High 18.

Air quality values are off the chart which poses a very high health risk.
Keep checking back for updates.

The Team

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