Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Slave Lake Forest Fires

Over the last few days the media has been flooded with images and stories of the tragic forest fires happening in the Slave Lake area right now. Slave Lake is located 3.5hrs NW of Edmonton.

In the last few days fires have forced residents out of the town and into emergency centres that have been set up in surrounding communities. The reports that have been coming from the town are sad, heroic and unimaginable. All roads into the town have been closed, and thankfully there have been no casualties to date.

My heart goes out to these families as they try to rebuild their lives, homes, businesses and community. To help out please donate or visit one of the many resource centres that have been set up.

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