Western Canadian Wildfires Still Burning
Over 80, 000 residents had to be evacuated from their homes due to the fires. Now Reuters is reporting the fires have “shifted south.”
“As of yesterday, there were 49 wildfires burning in Alberta,” said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. “Fire conditions remain extreme in the province.”
She said “it’s not just Fort McMurray, although without question this is by far the largest and most severely affected community.”
Alberta has declared “a provincial state of emergency” according to the Premier.