Alberta Oil Town at Heart of Wildfires Remains 85% Intact

  • Media tour shows downtown unscathed as some areas leveled
  • Oil companies making preparations to restart production

The Beacon Hill neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Photographer: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

The massive wildfires that swept through Canada’s energy hub of Fort McMurray left about 85 percent of the city intact, including most of the downtown core, while completely leveling some neighborhoods.

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