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Media tour Fort McMurray to survey wildfire damage

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 intact.

Around 90% of the city intact, but some neighbourhoods destroyed

Media given new access to burned city 1:25

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. 

A burned out barbecue is shown in the Abasands neighbourhood. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
A set of burned weights in the Abasands neighbourhood. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
(Chris Wattie/Reuters)
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

The Fort McMurray wildfire is considered Canada’s costliest insured disasters. The forest fire destroyed over 2400 homes. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
(Chris Wattie/Reuters)
(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

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