While the federal government may be keeping an eye on the situation in Fort McMurray, Alberta where a wildfire has forced the evacuation of the entire city, it appears as though residents there are facing other emergencies, aside from raging fires.
According to Dan McTeague of Gas Buddy dot com, gas rations are beginning at a few service stations.
In a tweet Wednesday morning, McTeague says gas stations to south on Highway 63 at Wandering River are the first stations with a gasoline ration.
He writes Gregoire Lake is out of fuel for now
In the meantime, Prime Minister Trudeau has been in contact with Premier Rachel Notley — and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to provide assistance.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirms a formal request for assistance has been received, but says the role the military will take is still being determined