All you Ft.Mac people. Hope you are safe.
For others: City on fire 80 000 evacuated. 4.5 hr drive to Edmonton. No fuel left in stations on the way.
Red Cross in Edmonton could use some cash, feel free to donate.
Really sad stuff from up there. I don't even see any talk of containment. Looks like it just can't be stopped anytime soon. The evac pics/ videos are nightmarish. Good luck to everyone up in that area.
I heard a few officials report that there is no real way for humans to stop it. That part of Alberta is far from flat. Water bombers and tankers are said to be ineffective because the heat (1400 to 1800 F) evaporates the foam/water before it hits the wood.
As tragic as it is for some locals, fire is how that type of boreal forest propagates.