Fort McMurray unveils first plans for wildfire memorial

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Fort McMurray plans to build a wildfire memorial that will stand like a watchtower in the forest, scanning the distance for the threat of fires.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in March or April and should be complete this summer, according to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 

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The 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire was one of Canada’s most devastating natural disasters. The flames destroyed 2,579 residences. So far, 406 units — almost 16 per cent of those destroyed — have been rebuilt.

A map of the location of the lookout monument in the subdivision of Abasand. (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo)



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