Wildfires are nothing new to the province of Alberta, especially over the past few summers.
And while it’s easy to read about the fires burning through X amount of forest and causing X amount of evacuations, it’s another thing entirely to actually see the terrible forces at work.
- Heavy smoke warnings called as wildfire grows to over 100,000 hectares
- Chuckegg Creek Wildfire is officially larger than the City of Calgary
- Over 200 BC firefighting personnel being deployed to fight wildfires in Alberta
The Government of Alberta posted a video of the 105,000-hectare large Chuckegg Creek Wildfire on Sunday to the YourAlberta YouTube channel, showing just how devastating wildfires can be to the wilderness of this country.
Driving the nail home is the fact that the majority of wildfires that occur in this province are human-caused — whether by a campfire that got out of hand or simply a cigarette butt tossed out the window on a warm summer day.
Albertans are being asked to refrain from these seriously dangerous actions, and fire bans have been put into place in the hopes that the number of wildfires this year will be limited.
Take a look below to see the impact that an of out-of-control wildfire can have on this province: