On Air: "largest fire evacuation in Alberta's history"

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On Air: "largest fire evacuation in Alberta's history"

Postby jon » Tue May 03, 2016 9:21 pm

Name: Taylor Braat

Age: 22

Occupation: Radio host at 103.7 FM

“I was actually on air until we were told of the evacuation. All of our voices on air … you could tell they were all shaky. I was getting phone call after phone call of people asking me what is going on. And then I got a phone call that the Fort McMurray Golf Club was on fire.”

“In the morning, it was clear skies. Then, in the matter of 20 minutes, all of the smoke came downtown. We had the forestry manager come in for our segment Fort McMurray Matters. He was in our studio and you could just see it getting gradually worse. And then all of a sudden, it was dark in Fort McMurray and the sun was red.”

(quoted headline and interview from Edmonton Journal)
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Re: On Air: "largest fire evacuation in Alberta's history"

Postby erratics » Wed May 04, 2016 9:47 pm

Great story on the sense of the audience in Fort Mac. on the morning that the entire city would be evacuated later the same day. This situation is unreal from the perspective of most Canadians including myself. I think we can be thankful that the emergency pros. acted as they did as there have been no injuries or lives lost so far.
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