Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Fort McMurray Fire Under Control

The Fort McMurray fire is now listed as “under control,” and large areas of the fire are actually out after a series of rain events. The most remote parts of the fire zone got less rain, and there, areas of forest continue to burn, though the current fire perimeter is expected to contain the hot spots. The fire eventually expanded to nearly 600,000 hectares in Alberta and Saskatchewan, making it the largest fire in North America this year. Sooner or later, more rain or the cold weather of fall will put the fire out.