Media tour Fort McMurray to survey wildfire damage
Around 90% of the city intact, but some neighbourhoods destroyed
Journalists on an escorted tour of Fort McMurray on Monday saw some scenes of complete destruction following the wildfire, but most of the oilsands city has survived.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said that roughly 90 per cent of the city remains intact, with 2,400 structures lost. The Beacon Hill and Abasands neighbourhoods were among the harshest hit.
Again, fire chief says about 85 percent of structures in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ymm?src=hash">#ymm</a> were saved <a href="https://t.co/NyORFDdMYG">pic.twitter.com/NyORFDdMYG</a>—@briarstewart
Part of the Abasand neighbourhood <a href="https://t.co/9YuMjIyjKC">pic.twitter.com/9YuMjIyjKC</a>—@briarstewart