Fort McMurray among communities on evacuation alert after wildfires erupt

 The Canadian Press  11/05/2024 21:45 Fort McMurray’s mayor took to social media to deliver a pep talk Saturday as the northern Alberta city once again faces the threat of an out-of-control wildfire that’s spurring memories of a massive blaze that destroyed homes and buildings eight years ago. “I know everyone’s feeling unsettled and stressed right now. Our community knows all too well how this feels, but our past experience also means we are very well prepared to handle whatever comes our way,” Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Mayor Sandy Bowman said in a video message posted to Facebook on Saturday. Thousands of residents of Fort McMurray and the nearby community of Saprae Creek remained on an evacuation alert as a wildfire burned approximately 16 kilometres southwest of the city, meaning…

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