UPDATE: Fort McMurray Fire, Canada Loses An Entire City [Pics]
Submitted by: fancylad⚫ 11 months ago
Following up on a story posted earlier this week, The Fort-McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada has all but been burnt into oblivion. Most families living in the path of the fire have lost everything -- homes, pets, family memorabilia. In many cases, household were giving 15 minutes to pack up and evacuate. Attempts to put the wildfire out have been failing because the flames are so hot, water it is evaporating before it can do any good.
Dry and windy conditions are fueling the blaze, which has already scorched more than 600 square miles (1,560 square kilometers) and displaced tens of thousands of people. They're no longer evacuees… They’re refugees.
Investigators haven't found the source or person behind the fire, but The Guardian is calling it arson and they have a name... Fossil fuel corporations.
If anyone's interested in donating to the Red Cross, give any amount through this link: Alberta Fires Appeal. Alternately, you can donate $5 by texting REDCROSS to 30333 or donate $10 by texting FIRES to 45678. Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government is matching all donations made to the Red Cross for the Fort McMurray Wildfires.
Warning: There are scammers posing as the Red Cross asking for money on social media.