CANADIAN INFERNO: Why has Fort McMurray, Alberta been surrounded by an apocalyptic conflagration?
TMR Editor’s Note:
Post-modern society is notorious for not connecting the dots. Rarely does anyone in government or the corporate sector life ever correlate the environmental catastrophes or public health disasters with societal behavior. As a matter of fact, both entities can almost always be counted on not to accurately determine the root causes of the latest calamity.
Be aware that the out-of-control wildfire at Fort McMurray is a truly apocalyptic event. The photos posted in the article below well capture just what ‘Firegeddon’ looks like. Nevertheless, no one will ever stop to ask the $64000 question: Why did this unparalleled cataclysm happen there … and happen now?
Good questions, aren’t they?
First, it’s important to understand that Fort McMurray is the largest city located in the Athabasca oil sands as seen above. As follows:
The Athabasca oil sands (also called the Athabasca tar sands or Alberta tar sands) are large deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, located in northeastern Alberta, Canada – roughly centred on the boomtown of Fort McMurray. These oil sands, hosted primarily in the McMurray Formation, consist of a mixture of crude bitumen (a semi-solid rock-like form of crude oil), silica sand, clay minerals, and water. The Athabasca deposit is the largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta (Source: Athabasca oil sands)
For those who are uninitiated in this realm of the Oil & Gas Industry, the commercial development of the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta represents the greatest ongoing environmental devastation in Canadian history. Truly, the Canadian people have been terribly misled by those oil sands development companies which have carried out the wholesale destruction of that unique region of western Alberta. The topography there has been forever altered just as the wildlife habitats have been irreparably destroyed. More importantly, there seems to be no stopping the whole misguided project … until now!
The only remaining question is whether the ‘arsonists’ are working for the Global Warmers or Mother Nature herself or both? The preceding map shows precisely where this fire has burned throughout the entire outskirts of Fort McMurray. Why has this inferno hugged the greater Fort McMurray area so tenaciously?
Much more importantly, why has this area of Alberta had so many problems with arson over the years, especially arson fires started by volunteer firefighters? Are the firefighter arsonists moonlighting — unwittingly, of course — for environmental groups? Or, are they carrying out orders from agents of the NWO cabal promoting Global Warming? Perhaps they’re just not happy with the massive tar sands development projects tearing up the land?
Firefighters who start fires: a look at the phenomenon of ‘firefighter arson (Edmonton, Alberta)
Regardless of who is really responsible for this fire and why they did it, there are many strange circumstances which surround this citywide catastrophe. As usual, there is virtually no possibility of ever hearing the truth from law enforcement or government about what really happened at Fort McMurray. It seems that the perps are never caught, and for very good reason, if the usual suspects are behind this conflagration.
The Millennium Report
May 4, 2016
N.B. Just how bad is this Fort McMurray wildfire? These headlines tell the story:
Highway to HELL: Entire city of 80,000 people flee for their lives as huge wildfire engulfs main road and threatens to consume Canadian town
- Entire population of oil sands town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, began to evacuate Tuesday as wildfire drew closer
- Traffic was thick after main thoroughfare closed at the southern entrance to the city due to flames jumping the road
- Wildfire worsened dramatically Tuesday, forcing mass exodus said to be Alberta province’s largest ever evacuation
- ‘When you leave … it’s an overwhelming feeling to think that you’ll never see your house again,’ one resident said
- See more news from Canada on the Alberta wildfires at www.dailymail.co.uk/canada
The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.
More than 80,000 residents have been ordered to flee after an earlier order that had applied to almost 30,000 people, mostly on the city’s south side, was extended to tens of thousands more as flames continued to make their way into the city Tuesday.
Residents were panicked. Highway 63 is the only road out of the city and flames jumped the road.
The wildfire, whipped by unpredictable winds on a day of high temperatures, worsened dramatically in a short time and many residents had little notice to flee.
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A wildfire stoked by unpredictable winds is forcing tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents to flee the Alberta town. The main exit on the city’s south side was closed because of the flames and evacuees are piling into vehicles fleeing north on Highway 63
Smoke from a wildfire rises in the air as cars line up on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday. The entire northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents
The photo on left, provided by Tyler Burgett, shows flames from a wildfire along Highway 63 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday. Right, lines were long in the northbound lanes
Wildfire is seen Tuesday from MacDonald Island Park near Fort McMurray, Alberta, the heart of Canada’s oil sands region. The flames forced the evacuation of all the city’s 80,000 residents
This photo take through a car windshield shows smoke rising from a wildfire rages outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Smoke fills the air as people drive on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday. ‘When you leave … it’s an overwhelming feeling to think that you’ll never see your house again,’ one resident said
Fort McMurray is located in the Canadian province of Alberta. The area is the site of the world’s third largest oil reserves
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said officials were doing all they could to ensure everyone’s safety and said they were looking into the possibility of an airlift for residents with medical issues.
Scott Long of Alberta Emergency Management said the flames had burned a number of structures, but couldn’t say how many.
Carol Christian’s home was in one of the neighborhoods under the order to leave. She said it was scary as she drove to an evacuation center with her son and cat.
‘When you leave … it’s an overwhelming feeling to think that you’ll never see your house again,’ she said, her voice breaking.
‘It was absolutely horrifying when we were sitting there in traffic. You look up and then you watch all the trees candle-topping … up the hills where you live and you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God. We got out just in time.”
The main road into Fort McMurray, was closed at the southern entrance to the city after flames jumped the road. Pictures posted on Twitter showed long lines of traffic and skies darkened by thick smoke as flames licked the edges of roads.
Fort McMurray is the capital of Alberta’s oil sands region. The Alberta oil sands are the third largest reserves of oil in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that he spoke with Notley and said the federal government stands ready to help. He urged residents to follow evacuation orders.
Fort McMurray is the capital of Alberta’s oil sands region. The Alberta oil sands are the third largest reserves of oil in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela
Most oil sands projects are well north of the community, while the worst of the flames were on the city’s south side. Pictured, smoke rises behind a gas station Tuesday
These handout photographs obtained courtesy of the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Department shows smoke rising from a heavily wooded area Tuesday. The evacuation of Fort McMurray is Alberta province’s largest ever evacuation
Oil sands work camps were being pressed into service to house evacuees as the raging wildfire emptied the city.
Most oil sands projects are well north of the community, while the worst of the flames were on the city’s south side.
Officials were also evacuating non-essential staff at Suncor’s base plant. It is 18 miles away and one of the closest facilities to the city. Spokesman Paul Newmarch said evacuees were moving into the plant’s work camps.
Will Gibson, a spokesman for Syncrude, which also has a plant north of the town, was himself one of the evacuees heading north away from the flames.
Gibson said he had to flee his neighborhood via a grass embankment because the fire had already cut off the road at both ends.
‘I left my neighborhood and there were houses on fire,’ he said. ‘I don’t know if and when I’ll be going back.’
The large work camps can normally accommodate thousands of workers.
Crews had seemed to be making progress controlling the blaze, burning since the weekend, but the situation worsened quickly on Tuesday. By mid-afternoon people from three neighborhoods were told to leave immediately
Students from Fort McMurray Composite High School are released early as wildfire burns nearby. The city was being emptied Tuesday due to the flames
Unseasonably hot temperatures combined with dry conditions have transformed the boreal forest in much of Alberta into a tinder box. The wildfire threat ranged from very high to extreme in different areas
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said officials were doing all they could to ensure everyone’s safety and said they were looking into the possibility of an airlift for residents with medical issues