I know there are several Albertans other than myself on Iwaku, but even if you don't live here, this shit is incredibly serious. The entire province has been declared to be in a state of emergency. Update 1: 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire (May 4 at 3:30 p.m.) | Alberta.ca The city of Fort McMurry is burning. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. The fires are spreading, and new ones are starting across the province. This is absolutely devastating. I'm pretty sure this is what hell looks like. That's a lot of fucking purple. A terrible thing is that there are people - mostly from British Columbia - who are calling this 'karma' because of Fort McMurray being a major oil town. The worst part is that these steaming piles of shit are actually serious. I don't give a shit what your thoughts on the oil sands are -- this is a tragedy and thousands of innocent peoples' lives have been destroyed. Some are saying they would like to see the entire province burn to the ground. This is all just catastrophic. Thankfully, the rest of the province has been incredible with relief efforts. We're currently in the midst of a record heat wave, which isn't helping any matters. I'm hoping against hope that we get some fucking rain.