On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada. In the days that followed, the fire swept through the community, destroying more than 2,400 homes and buildings and forcing residents to flee in the biggest wildfire evacuation in Albertan history, spanning more than 1.4 million acres. The fire spread across northern Alberta and into Saskatchewan, impacting forested areas and oil sands operations alike, becoming the costliest disaster in Canadian history. Thanks to the generous support of Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines, 35 Team Rubicon volunteers were deployed from across the US, Canada, and Australia

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