Wildfires in Fort McMurray area, Alberta, Canada

Despite the Wildfire Hazard Level for the Waterways area being lowered slightly to “High,” five new wildfires were ignited in the Fort McMurray area Tuesday evening, each caused by lightning.

There are currently four wildfires still burning in the area, all of which are northeast of the city. Two of the fires are classified as “being held” and two are considered “under control.” No communities or industrial sites are being threatened by the fires.

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