Fleeing the Fort McMurray Wildfire


This past week, we’ve found ourselves pulled into the drama in Fort McMurray, just four hours north of our studios. The devastating wildfire has forced 80,000 evacuees to flee the city, and tens of thousands are now here in Edmonton.

Today, we’re bringing you stories collected by fellow volunteers at CJSR Radio in the days immediately after the evacuation. We’ll hear first-hand accounts of people who had to flee, and meet people who have opened up their hearts and wallets to help. And listen through for some analysis on the climate change context from a University of Alberta wildfire expert.

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Thank you to this week’s contributors from CJSR Radio, Marco Visconti, Skye Hyndman and Pat McIlveen. The show was produced and hosted by Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and Trevor Chow-Fraser.

If you have a story about how you’ve been impacted by the Fort McMurray fire, reach out to us on Twitter @terrainforma or email terra@cjsr.com.

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