Eerie footage of the Martian-like reddish glow caused by a massive new wildfire in Canada has been captured by evacuees forced to flee for the second time from an uncontrolled blaze. The video was filmed from a vehicle on a near-deserted road amid an apocalyptic landscape soaked in a dense orange atmosphere. Only the lights of the few other cars on the road gave any indication of other life in the alien environment. The clip was posted on Instagram by officialladysaint. They were again heading away from Fort McMurray in Alberta, where less than two weeks ago the entire 90,000 population had been forced to flee when the uncontrolled wildfire raged through some neighbourhoods and destroyed around one in six of the buildings.
The crazy thing is that there’s no filter on this.
officialladysaint, who posted the clip on Instagram
Air pollution in the city remains at dangerously high levels. The footage has emerged as more than 4,000 people were ordered to leave work camps around Canada’s oilfields as the latest wildfire headed towards them. Thousands more have been given precautionary evacuation orders. Suncor Energy, one of the oil sands’ biggest operators, said it had started a staged and orderly shutdown of its operations near Fort McMurray as a precaution. The company said there had so far been no damage to its facilities, and it had increased fire protection. The sudden movement of the fire over the last few days has again cut off all northbound traffic, according to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. By Monday evening it was moving at a speed of 30 to 40 metres (98 to 131ft) a minute, and had crossed a critical firebreak north of the city to push into the oil sand camp areas.
Crazy to evacuate once but to evacuate again is just an insane eye opener on how fast fire can travel. the images just keep running through my mind. be safe everyone.