The general manager of the Harvard radio stations in Fort McMurray describes the situation as “devastating.”
Crag Picton says the radio stations in that community are off the air because of the wildfires.
And he says the broadcast tower near Fort McMurray’s airport is in dire jeopardy.
Picton says his radio in Fort McMurray are doing everything possible to ensure information is sent to its listeners.
He says they are utilizing social media constantly to ensure people are updated on the current situation in Fort McMurray.
Picton says announcers are streaming their programs online while their community around them is suffering the effects from the massive wildfire which began earlier this week.
A massive, raging wildfire in northern Alberta moved south and forced the evacuation of three more communities south of Fort McMurray.
The fire has already forced the evacuation of more than 80-thousand people and torched 16-hundred homes and other buildings in Fort McMurray
Harvard Broadcasting has launched Saskatchewan Day of Caring for victims of the wildfires in Fort McMurray and is encouraging everyone to donate to the Red Cross to help those affected by the fires.
The Red Cross has set up a special online form to make donations simpler.
You can also make a $5 donation by texting REDCROSS to 30333.
You can also call toll free: 1-800-418-1111
Or email: WeCare@redcross.ca
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government of Canada will match all donations to the Red Cross to assist people displaced by the wildfires in Fort McMurray.
The House of Commons is holding an extraordinary debate on the devastating fire, which is now in its third day and has forced the evacuation of nearly 90,000 people in northern Alberta.
Trudeau says the scale of the fire’s destruction has not yet been fully assessed but called it far-reaching and devastating.