Canada Fort McMurray: Alberta PM inspects fire devastation
9 May 2016
- From the section US & Canada
The premier of the Canadian province of Alberta has seen for herself the devastation from a huge wildfire in the city of Fort McMurray.
“It was a miracle we got the entire population out safely,” she told reporters on a visit to the site.
More than 80,000 people were evacuated from the oil sands city last week.
Fire chief Darby Allen said 85% of buildings in Fort McMurray had survived the disaster, and the business area in the city centre was largely intact.
Source: BBC World