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Thousands flee as northern Alberta town burns
Posted on 05/16/2011 1:00:35 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Alberta where two out-of-control wildfires breached a town's defences and have burned down hundreds of buildings, including the town hall, police station and the radio station.
The RCMP said the Town of Slave Lake is on fire and many homes have burned down. The fire is apparently out of control, engulfing about half of the town.
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TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alberta; canada; fire; lake; slave; wildfire
Yikes! What a catastrophe for them.
posted on 05/16/2011 1:36:41 AM PDT
(Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
posted on 05/16/2011 1:51:18 AM PDT
by PA Engineer
(Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
We have had up to 70 mile an hour winds here (much further south) throughout the province on Sunday. If they had, what we had, it would not take much to set off a wild fire like this.
posted on 05/16/2011 1:54:07 AM PDT
(Pyrite is not gold))
Will Obama send them aid?
posted on 05/16/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT
AS long as they are not in Texas, he may send them aid.
posted on 05/16/2011 4:55:36 AM PDT
(life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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