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1

How much did it cost Canada?

Approximately $9 billion

2

How many barrels of oil were lost?

1.2 million barrels were lost

3

How much land was lost?

230,000 hectares of land were lost

4

How many people were evacuated?

80,000 were forced to leave from residences like Fort McMurray

5

How many homes were destroyed in Fort McMurray?

1,600 homes were destroyed

6

What precipitation did Alberta receive to cause this?

1.62 inches, 60% of the normal precipitation at this time of year

7

What was the temperature that helped to cause this?

The temperature was 91 degrees Fahrenheit where normally it was 82 degrees Fahrenheit

8

What were the wind speeds?

22 MPH winds

9

How much did the Canadian Red Cross donate?

$319 million

10

How many people were evacuated to Calgary University?

2,600 people were evacuated to Calgary University for shelter and accommodation

11

What was the volunteer response?

930 volunteers worked for 7,500 hours keeping people safe

12

How many firefighters were deployed?

1,500 were deployed to fight the fire