A wildfire has invaded Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, forcing the entire city to be evacuated Tuesday as the large blaze engulfed homes and businesses. All of Fort McMurray’s 80,000 residents were forced to leave Tuesday evening as the fire quickly spread, putting homes, schools, businesses and lives in danger, according to the Globe and Mail.
Local officials said Wednesday morning that 80 percent of the homes in Beacon Hill have been lost, and the most recent census said the neighborhood is home to 2,200 residents living in more than 700 dwellings. So far, no serious injuries or deaths have been reported from the devastating blaze. “My whole life is burning away,” Jenn Tremblett told Calgary Metro. Tremblett also added that the homes in Beacon Hill caught fire shortly after a nearby Shell gas station exploded. READ MORE