Fort McMurray residents continue to evacuate

Canada Wildfire_300050

In this Thursday, May 5, 2016 photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alberta, the charred remains of a bus sit on the side of a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada’s oil sands as a wildfire that has devastated the area […]

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials are continuing to transport residents of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray out of the area.

Police and military are overseeing another procession of vehicles Saturday, and the mass airlift of evacuees was also set to resume. About 2,500 vehicles and 7,000 people had passed through Fort McMurray on Friday despite a one-hour interruption due to heavy smoke, authorities said.

More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada’ oil sands, where the fire has torched 1,600 homes and other buildings.

Thousands of displaced residents being relocated in convoys got a view of their burned-out city on their way south.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Your Local Election HQ

Coronavirus: Complete Coverage

More Coronavirus

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 2/19/21: Richard Arenberg and Joseph Cammarano

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams