There's another casualty of the Fort McMurray wildfire: traplines
'If you're in the middle of a huge burn, where do you get the timber to rebuild your cabins?'
The vice-president of the Alberta Trappers Association is worried the wildfires around Fort McMurray have devastated traplines.
"These are people whose lives are tied to the land, and so I'm sure it's weighing on them very, very heavily.
"Access back into the habitat and the trapline is going to be a challenge and there are going to be some that have significant damage."
Abercrombie says it's impossible to know the extent of the damage to traplines and equipment until people can get back into the area.
"And if you're in the middle of a huge burn, where do you get the timber to rebuild your cabins? It's going to be really tough."
He says traplines between Fort McMurray and the Saskatchewan border faced the greatest threat.
Abercrombie is also worried about how the fires are affecting wildlife in the area. He says a lot of prey species are likely either burned or displaced, which will have a significant impact.