News in Review Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

News in Review Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

In the spring of 2016 a wildfire in northeastern Alberta grew so quickly it overtook the community of Fort McMurray. Almost 90,000 people were told to leave the town immediately. The fire consumed 590,000 hectares and destroyed 2,400 homes before being tamed. Firefighters nicknamed it ​"​The Beast.​" ​ It became the largest and costliest wildfire in the province’s history.​

  • 2016
  • 00:19:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2016
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Edition
September 2016
Subjects
Fire ecology -- Alberta [LCSH] Natural disasters -- Canada [LCSH] Wildfires -- Alberta -- Prevention and control [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Environmental sciences [LCSH] Forests and forestry [LCSH]
Team
Michael Serapio (Host), Briar Stewart (Journalist), Adrienne Arsenault (Journalist)
Closed captioning
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MARC Record
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