Details of Disaster Information


Canada : Wildfire : 2016/05/01
GLIDE: WF-2016-000043-CAN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2016/05/01
Country
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District
Canada
Name Wildfire
Outline Fort McMurray, the Canadian oil town in Alberta engulfed by wildfires that erupted on 1 May 2016. The fires forced 88,000 residents of the city to evacuate.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • Reuters 2016/05/08
    Alberta government estimated on 8 May 2016 that the fire had consumed 161,000 hectares (395,000 acres).
  • Reuters 2016/05/01
    More than 1,600 structures, including hundreds of homes, had been destroyed by the morning of 4 May 2016.
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