Fire brings fear as evacuees flee Fort McMurray

Wildfire consuming 10,000 hectares

APTN National News
The raging fire caught Fort McMurray by surprise.

A shifting wind brought the flames into city neighbourhoods.

With the fire came the urgent appeal for everyone to evacuate. Many had just moments to pack up their families and free.

APTN’s Chris Stewart has this story.

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.