‘Ottawa’ Fort McMurray Wildfire Destroys Work Camp, Encroaches on Oil and Gas Facilities
Officials confirmed they are investigating reports of an explosion within Fort McMurray on Tuesday morning, following a large-scale evacuation of work camps north of the city on Monday night.
Media were also reporting a fire at Horizon North’s Blacksand Executive Lodge on Tuesday morning. The lodge was one of several camps evacuated late Monday. At 9:30 p.m. on Monday, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo said about 8,000 people were being evacuated from the camps.