Latest on Fort McMurray

Posted by on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
10:02 am Fort McMurray Airport

There is some positive news out of Fort McMurray. Everybody escaped safely according to a Fire Official and all fires within Fort McMurray have been extinguished now the concern is shifting to wildland hot spots.

At this time the Canadian military is on standby but have not been deployed. They are waiting  to hear what equipment and personnel is needed.

Ontario will send 100 firefighters to Fort McMurray and will also provide logistical support. And the provincial government of Alberta is weighing other offers of help as well.

A special air quality statement remains in effect.

Last night some people were only provided 30 minutes to pack up and leave. Over one hundred people were evacuated from the local hospital, some were airlifted to Edmonton.

Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said, "We are a country that supports each other." And, "We are united behind Fort McMurray".

To donate text REDCROSS to 30333 donate $5.



The Team

© Wx Centre