wildfire

Overnight efforts, rain, and wind direction helping limit fire growth near Fort McMurray

Overnight efforts, rain, and wind direction helping limit fire growth near Fort McMurray

May 16, 2024 | 3:39pm
Progress is being made by firefighting crews battling the out-of-control wildfire southwest of Fort McMurray.  The fire was remapped last night. It now sits at 19,820 hectares in size. Alberta Wildfire says the fire did not decrease in size, but it was mapped more accurately, leading to the decrease in hectares.  The wildfire is still […]
Some growth in fire south of Fort McMurray.

Some growth in fire south of Fort McMurray.

May 15, 2024 | 8:31pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta— A fire ban and off-highway-vehicle restrictions are in effect for the Fort McMurray Forest Area. No outdoor fires, barbecues using charcoal, or fireworks are allowed under the current rules. Any use of off-highway vehicles, including on trails, is strictly prohibited. The fire raging south of Fort McMurray experienced some growth on Wednesday […]
Morning Check In – May 15, 2024

Morning Check In – May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024 | 7:58am
Checking in with those still in town, and to those displaced from our community. It might sound cliche, but it’s true: we can get through anything together. I hope you and your family are doing ok.