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Fort McMurray wildfire grows 8 times larger as battle continues (update as of 12:30MDT, May 5, 2016)
CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News

Posted on 05/05/2016 12:19:43 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian

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The wildfire in Fort McMurray has grown to 210,000 acres from 24,000 acres yesterday, fanned by 45 mph winds overnight. Around midnight, the 800 residents the hamlet of Anzac, AB, 20 miles South of Fort McMurray on Hwy 63, who were sheltering 2,500 Fort MacMurray evacuees, were themselves, told to evacuate. So far, other than two deaths in a car accident on Hwy 881, there are no known human fatalities from the fire. Efforts are now focused on rescuing the 25,000 who evacuated North into the work camps. The work camps and Fort MacKay mark the Northern end of Hwy 63, with just forest, muskeg and the odd trail to the North. With Hwy 63 closed going South into Fort McMurray, the only way out is by aircraft. Luckily, some of the work camps have runways where the C-130J can land and pick up evacuees.

To those FReepers with a spiritual bent, now would be a great time to pray for these folks! Firstly that the Lord make His presence known to ALL who have been effected by this fire, secondly that the fire does not turn North toward the camps, thirdly that they escape, fourthly that there is quenching rain without any lightning, and fifthly that no more homes are burned. WE NEED A HONI (Onias)!


View from a camera at the Fort McMurray airport


Loading evacuation buses in Anzac, AB headed to Edmonton, AB

1 posted on 05/05/2016 12:19:43 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

“The Big Burn”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_1910


2 posted on 05/05/2016 12:26:08 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

This is so horribly out of control. Praying for heavy rains and an end to the suffering.


3 posted on 05/05/2016 12:26:22 PM PDT by SueRae (An election like no other..)
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Prayers up.

I had no idea the town was so far to the north. Tundra zone, almost.

It must get -40 degrees there in the winter.


4 posted on 05/05/2016 12:33:54 PM PDT by T-Bone Texan (Don't be a lone wolf. Form up small leaderlesss cells ASAP !)
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Thank you, ma’am. I’m sure these folks appreciate all the prayers that can be mustered! Hopefully this event will open the eyes of the blind, like the Premier and her fellow socialists, to God’s hand in control of all things.


5 posted on 05/05/2016 12:34:13 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Sounds like a good place to send Syrian Refugee’s.

Send them up there to put out the fire first.


6 posted on 05/05/2016 12:42:09 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: T-Bone Texan

Fort McMurray is about 235 miles NNE of Edmonton, so it can get VERY cold in the winter. Unlike Calgary, Fort McMurray does not get chinooks. Being so far North, it has even shorter days than Edmonton in the winter, though in the summer, an unrushed 18 hole round of golf can be started at 8:00PM, with no problem.


7 posted on 05/05/2016 12:59:40 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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Sounds like a good place to send Syrian Refugee’s. Send them up there to put out the fire first

Do a Google search on "Muslims Ft. McMurray".

8 posted on 05/05/2016 1:18:22 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

“.....100 firefighters.....”
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Is that a typo? That number of firefighters seems low for a disaster of this epic proportion.


9 posted on 05/05/2016 1:19:45 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The GOPe must be defeated.....the sooner the better.)
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To: headstamp 2

Interesting


10 posted on 05/05/2016 1:21:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

This is horrible. I can’t remember another instance of a wildfire getting into such a large city. We had one get into the outskirts of Colorado Springs a few years ago, but not nearly as many houses were affected.


11 posted on 05/05/2016 1:25:46 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

When I was there during the summer I could read in my tent at 12 o’clock at ‘night’ by the light in the sky.


12 posted on 05/05/2016 1:25:58 PM PDT by kanawa
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The Fort McMurray fire: Here’s how you can help, and receive help
14 posted on 05/05/2016 1:32:09 PM PDT by kanawa
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Just got this from my Daughter-in-Law via FB...

"Ashgrove maybe or Almond. My townhouse was here."


15 posted on 05/05/2016 1:44:17 PM PDT by kanawa
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Daughter-in-Law...”yup, right at 2:36 they pass our ashes on ashgrove”

https://www.facebook.com/jodi.c.nelson.58/videos/10154303666140283/


16 posted on 05/05/2016 1:51:36 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

“Hopefully this event will open the eyes of the blind, like the Premier and her fellow socialists, to God’s hand in control of all things.”

A nice thought, but don’t hold your breath.


17 posted on 05/05/2016 1:54:57 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves. Socialism is governmental theft!)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Notice that the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton is listed as an evacuation centre.

(Christian) prayers for the affected.


18 posted on 05/05/2016 1:58:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc OMorgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Prayers for the safety of all within a hundred miles of the fire...


19 posted on 05/05/2016 2:02:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Imagine the shrieking MSM outrage if Trump supporters had tried to flip a car... David French)
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Report on the devastation of Beacon Hill in Fort McMurray.

https://www.facebook.com/CTVEdmonton/videos/1015276141840773/


20 posted on 05/05/2016 2:09:19 PM PDT by kanawa
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