A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Asking for prayers
I don't know if the wildfire that's burning out of control in Alberta, Canada is common knowledge throughout the world. At this point the town of Fort McMurray is being consumed by fire and surrounding communities are now in danger. Over 1600 homes have been totally destroyed and over 80,000 people have had to evacuate...at least 85,000 hectares of land has been affected (and those numbers are rising as the wind keeps driving the fire ahead of it). The fire is burning so hot that the crews are totally unable to stop it. Lightning is creating yet more fires (18 new ones yesterday and seven of those are totally out of control). A state of emergency has been declared and the rest of the country is sending help.