More Mutual Aid Resources Arrive to #AlbertaFires – May 29, 2016

Updated 5/29/2016 2200 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

For the first time in days, the number of fires have dropped down below 15 to 14 as of today’s date but fire conditions still remain extreme in some locations.

Currently, the fire has scorched a total of  579,946 ha or 1.433 Million acres which includes acreage in Saskatchewan prompting additional firefighting resources be sent to help current fire crews.

Fire Family Continues to Provide Mutual Aid

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Here is the current list of resources currently fighting all 14 Alberta fires including the largest of them all, #FortMacFire:

  • Firefighters.  2,292.
  • Helicopters.  90.
  • Pieces of Heavy Equipment.  273.
  • Air Tankers. 20.

There are still more personnel from around the Globe responding in high numbers.

Here is the latest  count of Fire Suppression (Firefighters) and what State/Province/Country they represent:

  • South Africa.  298.
  • United States.  198.
  • BC.  113.
  • Ontario.  84.
  • NW Territories. 48.
  • Parks Canada.  29.
  • CIFFC. 1.
  • News Brunswick.  7.
  • Saskatchewan.  34.
  • Manitoba.  2.
  • Newfoundland / Prince Edward Island. 19.

Resources

For a more detailed list of Resources for the Public, please see this website:  http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Weather

There is a 55% chance of rain or thunderstorms to occur over the weekend, which will definitely help fire crews get a handle on the multitude of fires in the Province.

Residents Returning

A plan is in the works to assist residents to re-enter into their homes on June 1st.  A Press release state everything is on track for this to happen.  More updates will provided in our next few posts.

Social Media

The following #hashtags have been detected as being used by media, residents, fire personnel and others across Social Media platforms.

#FortMacFire.  #FortMcMurrayFire.  #ABFires.   #abStrong

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