Some numbers associated with the Fort McMurray fire - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Some numbers associated with the Fort McMurray fire

May 07, 2016 - 10:18 PM

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A wildfire burning in and around Fort McMurray continues to grow. Government officials acknowledge numbers associated with the fire can fluctuate as information becomes available.

Size: More than 2,000 square kilometres and expected to possibly reach the Saskatchewan boundary by early Sunday morning.


Structures burned: 1,600 (as of Wednesday afternoon). No updated figure available.


Total number of people displaced: More than 80,000.


Evacuees: The vast majority of the 25,000 people evacuated to oilsands work camps to the north of the city had been moved to south of the fire by the end of the day on Saturday.


RCMP officers deployed: 300 to 350 officers at any one time.


Firefighters on scene: More than 500.


Weather: On Sunday, cloudy and becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind from the west at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. High 17. A few showers are forecast for Sunday night, ending overnight then cloudy.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
The Canadian Press

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile