My Canadian Town Has Burned

By now I am sure you all have heard about the fires in my city of Fort McMurray, Alberta. I was at work 1 hour south when the evacuation came into effect. My husband drove north with our cats and was put up in a camp on his job site. My company put me up for a night until on May 4th – the fire had spread very quickly and started to burn my work site. I was evacuated at 10pm. It was scary. To the right of the road were flames, so high, the sky was red. I drove all night until I reached Edmonton. I had worked all day so I was up 24 hours but the 7 hour drive seem to fly. Adrenaline is a powerful thing. My husband is flying to Edmonton tonight. As of today my house is still okay. I am safe. It is almost unthinkable that this is happening. I can’t imagine the terror the people who fled through a wall of flame. The poor children will be traumatized for life. It’s bad. The fire fighters will be fighting this for weeks and weeks. I have no idea when the city will be safe for people to return. I do know once we do return we will be shocked at the devastation.

Burning Escape FRom the sky trees

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6 thoughts on “My Canadian Town Has Burned

  1. I read your blog all the time and I am so sorry this has happened to you and the people of Fort McMurray. Be safe. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of the Canadians.

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