Camps North of Fort McMurray Evacuated

Photo by Jason Franson, the Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA – Camps North of Fort McMurray are being told to evacuate as the wildfire situation gets worse.

at 4:30 p.m. Alberta time, an emergency alert was sent out, telling those in camps to evacuate.


“The Wildfire North of Fort McMurray is expanding and growing in size and the Mandatory Evacuation for Fort McMurray has been extended north. All Camps North of Fort McMurray up to and including the Ruth Lake Camp are to evacuate, and all camps and production facilities requiring the use of the Aostra Road are to evacuate.”

The alert says all evacuees are to head South on Highway 63.

Earlier today, it was announced the air pollution, on a scale of 1-10 in Fort McMurray is currently at 38.