July 28, 2016
The Fort McMurray wildfire, which was first reported on May 1, 2016, and not declared under control until July 5, 2016, destroyed more than 2,400 homes and buildings and forced the evacuation of 80,000 people in Alberta, Canada. Although no one died directly from the fire, it is expected to be one of the most-expensive natural disasters...
May 31, 2016
The Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reports that the Fort McMurray wildfire is now estimated to be more than 522,892 hectacres in size (1,292,094 acres—an area larger than the state of Rhode Island).
May 9, 2016
In early May 2016, a destructive wildfire burned through Canada’s Fort McMurray in the Northern Alberta region, forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.