Animation of the spread of Fort McMurray Fire

This animation depicts the spread of the huge wildfire at Fort McMurray, Alberta, which is officially named the Horse River Fire. It has been burning for almost a month and has blackened 578,621 hectares. Or, if you are wondering how many square inches it has burned, it is almost 9 trillion.

Size Ft McMurray Fire 5-27-2016

The map below shows the perimeter of the fire and the fire danger in the Fort McMurray area, ranging from High to Extreme.

fire danger Fort McMurray area
Fire danger Fort McMurray area, Alberta.

There is a good chance for thundershowers in the area Friday through Sunday.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+