Update 3 | Fort McMurray Wildfire | Alberta Canada

INCIDENT SUMMARY

MWF-009 also known as #FortMcMurray Fire is located 3 miles W of Fort McMurray.

The main fire that was headed towards Fort McMurray has made it into the City now burning in several streets and commercial buildings. There is a lot of information flowing and we are working on gleaning information from various sources.

If you have friends or loved ones, please pass the information along to them.

Courtesy:  @BoucherMitch

Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

PUBLIC INFORMATION

MEDIA Inquiries.  Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) has temporarily suspended Media interviews.

MEDIA Inquiries.  Suncor Energy Operations in Wood Buffalo.  403-296-4000 or media@suncar.com.  Investor Relations, call 800-558-9071 or invest@suncor.com

FIRES BURNING

Airport / Saprae Creek:  Fire is heading towards the facility. It is currently at to the old Airport Road.  Crews are on scene.

Birchwood Trails:  An unknown # of fires were in this community occurred but all have been extinguished.

Blackburn Drive:  3 structure fires.

Hwy 63 :  The fire breached the intersection of Highways 63 & 69, crossing over Hwy 63 is said that it hasn’t reached Prairie Creek yet (as of 5/4/2016 1730 hours MDT or 1630 hours PDT).  Teams are making progress.

North Parsons:  New school under construction has been lost.

Tmberlea:  15 structure fires on Walnut Crescent.  No other fires active in this area.

Walnut Crescent: 15 structure fires.

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Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

FUEL LOCATIONS

40 km S of Fort McMurrary, Hwy 63.

2 km S of Stoney Mtn Junc Road at Hangingstore, Hwy 63.

Fuel tanker parked at Maintenance yard.

60 km S of Fort McMurray

25 km of Stoney Mtn Junc Rd

Fuel Tanker parked in the rest area

Courtesy:  @BoucherMItch

Courtesy: @BoucherMItch

 

RESIDENT RESOURCES

ANIMAL  – PET RESCUE

PULSE. 780-743-7000.

RCMP by Law: 780-788-4200

 

SHELTER RESOURCES

Guru Nanak Sikh Society Gurdwara. Edmonton.   Spare bedrooms, basement suites and other accommodations.  Contact:  Arundeep Singh Sanhu.  780-935-2786.

Sunday Creek Lodge Conklin.  1000 beds. 780-623-0383.

Moose Haven Lodge.  Hwy 881 @ KM 217.  Rooms, food and gas.  780-935-2372.

 

Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Residents should tune into local media for updates. Residents can call the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for wildfire information at 780-762-3636.

 

PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

The following is a compiled list of damage reports that have been received by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, a City of 80,000 residents.

Saprae Creek:  Fire is headed towards this area and mandatory evacuations began at 1630 Hours MDT ( 1530 PDT)   Any residents remaining in Saprae Creek must evacuate immediately to Firehall 5. If you know someone who lives there, call them and tell them to get out now.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC REPORT

Do NOT go into the City.

Hwy 63 @ Hwy 69.  Fire crossed Hwy 63 making it impassable to go SB or NB.  Closed.

Courtesy:  Alberta Canada Forestry

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

TAPPED FIRES

CanWest Propane Fire:  Firefighters extinguished the fire around 5/4/2016 1915 MDT.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

STRUCTURES SAVED

WATER TREATMENT PLANT.  Saved by aggressive fire suppression efforts.

HASHTAGS

#ymm ,  #ym  #FortMcMurryFire

Photo Credit: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Photo Credit: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

FUTURE UPDATES

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