A wildfire that raged out of control destroyed much of one neighborhood in the remote western Canadian city of Fort McMurray and badly damaged others, the local government said on Wednesday, with all 80,000 residents ordered to leave in the biggest evacuation in the area’s history.
— BuzzFeed Canada (@BuzzFeedCanada) May 3, 2016
Firefighters in the city, located in the northeastern part of the province of Alberta in the heart of Canada’s oil sands, braced for another tough day. Hot, dry weather has made it difficult to bring the fire under control.
— India Today (@IndiaToday) May 4, 2016
By early on Wednesday morning, Shell had closed one oil sands mine and was in the process of closing another. Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry said the company’s priority was safety and to support the community. Henry said upgraders, which process oil sands to produce crude, would operate for a few more days.
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) May 4, 2016
Time lapse from my office pic.twitter.com/RWFx0pE7Yp
— Ryan Jeffries (@RyanJeffriesWFG) May 3, 2016