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Thousands flee as northern Alberta town burns
CTV ^ | 5/16/11

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctv.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alberta; canada; fire; lake; slave; wildfire

1 posted on 05/16/2011 1:00:40 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Yikes! What a catastrophe for them.


2 posted on 05/16/2011 1:36:41 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: LibWhacker

Horrible. Prayers.


3 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.)
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To: LibWhacker

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.


4 posted on 05/16/2011 1:54:07 AM PDT by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: LibWhacker

Will Obama send them aid?


5 posted on 05/16/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: ryderann

AS long as they are not in Texas, he may send them aid.


6 posted on 05/16/2011 4:55:36 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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