UPDATE: Fort McMurray Fire, Canada Loses An Entire City [Pics]

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics
 

McMurray Fire-pics-6Following up on a story posted earlier this week, The Fort-McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada has all but been burnt into oblivion. Most families living in the path of the fire have lost everything -- homes, pets, family memorabilia. In many cases, household were giving 15 minutes to pack up and evacuate. Attempts to put the wildfire out have been failing because the flames are so hot, water it is evaporating before it can do any good.

Dry and windy conditions are fueling the blaze, which has already scorched more than 600 square miles (1,560 square kilometers) and displaced tens of thousands of people. They're no longer evacuees… They’re refugees.

Investigators haven't found the source or person behind the fire, but The Guardian is calling it arson and they have a name... Fossil fuel corporations.

If anyone's interested in donating to the Red Cross, give any amount through this link: Alberta Fires Appeal. Alternately, you can donate $5 by texting REDCROSS to 30333 or donate $10 by texting FIRES to 45678. Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government is matching all donations made to the Red Cross for the Fort McMurray Wildfires.

Warning: There are scammers posing as the Red Cross asking for money on social media.  McMurray Fire-pics-1 McMurray Fire-pics-2 McMurray Fire-pics-4 McMurray Fire-pics-5 McMurray Fire-pics-3

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Male 38,394
Helicopter Video Of The Damage taken May 7. I put it in submissions, but here's a good place for it too. Take a look, it's only 2 minutes and REALLY interesting! In a horrible, nightmare kind of way...
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Male 2,515
Initial blurb misleading as fuck. If big oil is indeed responsible then everybody who ever drove a car, heated a home or mowed a fucking lawn is equally responsible. Fuck you of this is the kind of "journalism" you can get behind.
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Male 38,394
DromEd: Luckily the "British Tabloids" have limited credibility :-/ It's popular to blame "big oil companies" for EVERYTHING that happens, it's a sporting event for the left to see which enviro-weenie can be the most vitriolic! >>> But it's not like there NEVER were wildfires in Canada before! They were a semi-annual event across the prairies, and regularly mowed down millions of acres of trees further north (like where Ft. McMurray is, eh?). YES MILLIONS of acres! Every year. Canada is BIG eh?
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Male 1,122
Best back that up: https://dubaieye1038.com/85-of-fort-mcmurray-saved-from-wildfire-alberta-premier/ Here is one article discussing it. A tiny sigh of relief but help is obviously still needed.
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Male 1,122
Not sure about the accuracy of this post fancy. From the news here 85% of Fort McMurray was saved from the fire and is burning away from the city now. Everybody is still evacuated and 15% is a lot of houses but those who can return should be returning soon. The oil sands people will be going in first.
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Male 7,021
Love to my Countrymen.
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Female 6
As n Albertan, I truly thank you for posting this!!! It has been hard for the people in my Province to watch the wreckage, but we have truly bound together to help! Thank you again!!
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Male 1,255
Hi @CarebearCal - I am so sorry about your home territory. Are wildfires a norm in Alberta? Just curious.
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Female 6
Nothing like this!! It was pretty bad, but the whole city wasn't evacuated, just portions.
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Male 38,750
Looks like southern California
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