Prime Minister Trudeau is planning to get a first hand look at the devastation of the Alberta wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Fort McMurray-area.
He’s going to visit the northern Alberta city today and meet with first responders.
The focus is shifting toward the clean up and Fort McMurray officials are already reaching out to a community that went through the same thing five years ago — Slave Lake.
Parts of the Alberta community were also gutted by fire and Slave Lake landfill manager Tom Moore says he has offered some advice to Fort McMurray on handling the cleanup.
Crews in Fort McMurray are continuing to snuff out flareups and inspectors are assessing damage.
Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee says the key goals are making sure the fire is completely out, restoring utilities and ensuring the hospital is functional.
She expects it will take five days to assess all the surviving structures in the city, but says there is still no date for the city’s residents to return.