Fires ravaged through Slave Lake, Alberta this past week, destroying 40% of the town, mostly in the southeastern section of the town, where half the homes were consumed by flames. The mall, town hall and many downtown businesses were destroyed, and 7,000 people were evacuated.
Pictures are just now coming out showing the extent of the devastation to the community, and I have to thank @britl on Twitter for sharing these with the world.
“The town is gone,” one woman told CBC News. “There’s nothing left. There’s places where there should have been houses, and they’re gone. We lost everything.”
People who wish to help can make donations through the Canadian Red Cross.
Britl’s blog at TrueBrtil.com
- Slave Lake evacuees return (cbc.ca)
- Pilot killed in Slave Lake chopper crash identified (ctv.ca)
- Slave Lake couple’s house burns as they visited N.S. (ctv.ca)
- Co-op customers can donate to Slave Lake fire relief (calgaryherald.com)
- Slave Lake residents can return home Friday (theglobeandmail.com)