Canadian Wildfires

Last Update: May 05, 2016

It's difficult for me to relax and think of going to bed tonight knowing what's going on in Canada. The horrendous wildfire consuming an entire city the size of Chicago, IL is hard to imagine. My heart and prayers goes out to all of you whose lives have been damaged and changed forever by this horrific fire.

Please know you are in our hearts and prayers and may God watch over you and keep you safe.

Karen

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marwil Premium
Oh I had no idea it was all going on, but living in Australia I can certainly relate. It sounds so devastating to say the least. A decent drenching of rain will stop it in its tracks, so let's pray for rain.
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AlexEvans Premium
That is so heart wrenching, our thoughts and prayers must go out to all affected.
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Bigbroian Premium
Thanks Karen;
I live here in the Vancouver, BC area, and have a major connection with Ft. Mac, as My pilot car company escorts oversized loads back and forth to that area as well as other sites. Most of my friends are now without homes, as the fire has totaled the whole south and west sides of the town. They are basically squatting in a hostel in Grassland, which is several hundred miles south of the fire zone. The Canadian Red Cross is taking donations on their site and you can also type "redcross" on 30333 to donate $5.00 to the efforts.
For the people in Ft. McMurray, I thank any and all who donate. Thanks again, Karen, for bringing this up to all and sundry.
Be blessed.
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KarenDemers Premium
Thanks for the info...I will definitely make a donation today to the Canadian Red Cross and hope others join us. Just heard on the news that the fires are spreading so every donation is important and desperately needed.
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Bigbroian Premium
Thanks Karen. Everything counts right now.
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theresroth Premium
Yes, an incredible tragedy and great losses.....
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hi Karen. I'm about 6 hours south of the city that burned. 80,000 plus evacuees, most are now in Edmonton, 90 minutes up the highway. 1600 plus homes burned and I'm not sure how many businesses. So far no confirmed deaths as a result of the fire and it sounds like minimal injuries. Some of the videos are frightening. We're all supporting those who have been forced to leave their homes in whatever way we can. Thanks for posting this and let's keep these people in our thoughts and prayers.
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Bigbroian Premium
Hey Rick; I see the Alberta Government has instituted a total fire ban province wide. That's a good thing. I am planning to fly up that way to see for myself over the weekend and will give a full impact report on my blog when I return. I'm leaving tonight and driving to High Prairie, hopefully to get a plane or chopper to take me up there. I know that I can't get too close, but I have a really great camera and lenses and will try to get some aerial shots to post as well.
Talk to you next week.
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KarenDemers Premium
Thanks for that update, Rick and I agree...the videos we see on the news are frightening.
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
My friend who was working up there has posted a few videos. It's just all smoke. Incredibly sad to see!
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Bigbroian Premium
I'm in Grande Prairie as I write this. Got here and found out that I may have to get a ride from here it they are using the little airport at High Prairie for disaster work. We'll see.
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