Some Good News for Fort McMurray

Posted by on Monday, May 9, 2016

The wildfire continues to burn in the Fort McMurray area and fire conditions remain extreme in the province due to low humidity, high temperatures and wind. 

Rachel Notley, the mayor, and fire chief, will tour Fort McMurray. The group will be escorted by RCMP and emergency vehicles. 

Firefighters are optimistic they can soon gain control of the fire. There has been some rain in area, along with light wind, and cooler temperatures.

The fire is not at 161,000 hectares.

Mental health supports are available for anyone who needs help.

Russia has offered to send water bombers to fight Fort McMurray fire however Ottawa has yet to agree.

Residents of Fort McMurray should not expect to return home for an extended period of time. 

The Team

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