Canada’s huge wildfire MIGHT be stabilizing
Experts say the wildfire in Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada could be reaching a "turning point" due to cooler, wetter weather. This offers a little bit of hope to those affected by the historic blaze. Of course, firefighters are far from done with battling this fire, which is still burning.
I want to thank Canadians for their extraordinary generosity in supporting the people of Fort McMurray. This is our country at its best.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 9, 2016
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) May 6, 2016
But now, officials are discussing when they'll let the tens of thousands evacuated from their homes back to the area, and exactly how rebuilding will go. Plus, some experts are wondering about the kind of air quality contamination this fire leaves behind. The ash might be infiltrated with dangerous metals--the burnt remnants of houses and the appliances inside.
This is the main road into Fort McMurray. Blackened and still thick with smoke in places pic.twitter.com/chLFjZIdaR
— Laura Bicker (@BBCLBicker) May 9, 2016
— NRDC (@NRDC) May 9, 2016
The fire was so massive, a huge plume of smoke will even supposedly reach Northern California tomorrow.
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Lily is currently a TV news producer in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she was a production assistant at MSNBC. She is also a recent NYU grad. She interned for Ann Curry’s team at NBC News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the education nonprofit She’s the First. Her interests range from politics to education to comedy. She is not actually a dinosaur. Follow: @lilyalta.