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Despite disastrous wildfires, northern Albertan communities remain strong
Despite disastrous wildfires, northern Albertan communities remain strong
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Despite disastrous wildfires, northern Albertan communities remain strong 

The ongoing wildfires in Northern Alberta are reminiscent of the vast devastation incurred by the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. With damage totalling $3.58 billion according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the over 90,000 residents displaced by the natural disaster understand the situation on the ground better than anyone — especially those who came home to the nearly 2,400 residences and business that were burned to the ground.

Now, the 2019 wildfires have seen “approximately 10,000 evacuated from their communities, with 2,300 firefighters, 200 helicopters doing bucket-drops, 27 waterbombers, and 150 pieces of heavy equipment deployed [in the region],” says Premier Kenney at a June 1st Calgary luncheon.

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