Citizens return to Fort McMurray and Fort McMurray First Nation

Thousands of evacuees returning home

Chris Stewart 
APTN National News 
The city of Fort McMurray is one step closer to being back to normal. Residents are starting to return home this week.

The blaze that destroyed 1,500 homes and made 500 home unlivable continues to grow. The fire is nearly 600,000 hectares in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, but is not near any settlements.

Now, after a month of living in campers, community centers and hotels, the residents of Fort McMurray First Nation are coming home.

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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.