All residents of Fort McMurray Alberta are under mandatory evacuation (PHOTOS)
As the dry hot weather continues, wildfires rage on and engulf the city of Fort McMurray.
Today, an area with approximately 80,000 people was issued a mandatory evacuation order causing major gridlock on the main highways exiting Fort McMurray.
This is the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta’s history.
On social media, residents have been documenting the devastation.
Heartbreaking to see the people of my hometown fleeing the fire – keep #YYM in your thoughts & prayers https://t.co/k6u8Yfson9
— Sarah Hanafi (@HanafiSarah) May 4, 2016
A pic of what trying to leave Fort McMurray looks like right now pic.twitter.com/ESE7bzPkx1 — chester (@ccccrystal__) May 4, 2016
#yymfire #FortMcMurray brother sent me these as he flies back so crazy pic.twitter.com/0w5LHqwfuO
— Cassie H (@Cass403) May 4, 2016
All of Fort McMurray is now under a mandatory evacuation – head north to Noralta. #ymmfire https://t.co/D6qjTxZJJf — Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) May 4, 2016
Headed north to safety but this was Abasand hill at 3:45pm when we got out #ymmfire #ymm pic.twitter.com/xqxRNXfJFu — Cheryl MacAulay (@cherylfortmac) May 3, 2016
My harrowing drive evacuating #ymm praying for my friends pic.twitter.com/XGFWfavqR2 — Jordan J Stuffco (@jstuffcocrimlaw) May 3, 2016
#ymmfire pic.twitter.com/qS8scJzWW7 — Tyler Burgett (@tburgs15) May 3, 2016
The smoke is moving very fast. It’s really dark where we are #ymm #ymmfire pic.twitter.com/UUiVWJrV9K — BreannaKarstensSmith (@BreannaCTV) May 3, 2016
Fort McMurray on fire… #yym A photo posted by Greg Doucette (@gregdouce) on