A former B.C. resident, now living in Fort McKay, close to Fort McMurray, says it was “mass panic” on Tuesday when thousands of residents were forced to flee the fast moving wildfire.
But now Lenos said the big worry is supplies in the small town.
“It’s very nerve-wracking because we don’t know what’s going on with the fires,” she said. “There’s people here, I think there’s an extra 2,000 people in this small little community. They have little kids, they have pets, they don’t have anything. So it’s just watching all these people that are basically stranded.”
“You just think about, not only yourself, but you worry about supplies. How do you get supplies when you’re so far north of everything else?”
“How will we feed all these people and ourselves, that’s our main concern right now.”
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Lenos said they are now waiting for more information and are staying glued to TVs, radios and online to find out as much as they can.
But it’s a surreal situation.
“It’s like a movie almost,” she said. “You’re just waiting for the director to say ‘cut’ and for everyone to go back to normal.”
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