http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/wildfire-fortmcmurray-oilsands-suncor-athabasca-1.3570112 The horrendous out-of-control wildfires devasting Fort McMurray, Alberta, have caused huge amounts of property loss and, unfortunately, some loss of life due to a few traffic accidents on the exodus both north and south on Highway 63. About 1.4 million barrels of oil are produced in the area but production has been cut by 1 million and further cuts are expected. The price of oil in Canada has jumped, and some commentators have opined that NA (if not world) prices are being affected. The origin of the fire that began on or about Tuesday, May 3, is unknown, but it has been exceeding warm. Rain is the only thing that can stop the fire. The rapidly evolving story is covered to some extent on BBC TV and the USA TV networks. But go to the Canadian sources for details. CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news CBC Radio http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ CBC TV Player http://www.cbc.ca/player/tv Edmonton Sun newspaper (closest to fire) http://www.edmontonsun.com/ Using the Tunein app (or the website) search for CBC Radio One Edmonton 93.9 FM and you'll hear frequent updates that seemingly are providing news and moral support for the tens of thousands of people fleeing south to safety. It is a sad situation. I wish those affected and the fire, police and emergency workers the best.