Fort McMurray Fire: Updates, Photos, Videos

Fire Details

  • 200,000 hectares are burning (as of May 7 at midnight MT)
  • A total of 49 wildfires are burning, with seven considered out of control, 12 being held, 23 under control, and seven turned over to the responsible parties. 
  • More than 1,400 firefighters, 133 helicopters, 295 pieces of heavy equipment and 27 air tankers are fighting the fires.

Call 310-4455 with wildfire-related questions from 7 a.m. to 10 .p.m.

Evacuations

  • More than 88,000 evacuated since May 3.
  • Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Fort McMurray, Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates, and Fort McMurray First Nation.
  • Residents of evacuated areas should not attempt to return home.
  • There is currently no timeline on evacuees returning to their homes.
  • Evacuees should register with the Red Cross by calling 1-888-350-6070 or visiting a local reception center.

The Red Cross has raised more than $54 million for fire victim relief so far.

Donate to the Red Cross here.

 

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