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Fort McMurray firefighters share stories of loss

VIDEO: Fort McMurray Fire Department firefighter Mark Stephenson shares his experience of seeing his home burn during the 2016 wildfire and continuing to work to save his neighbours' houses.


May 16, 2016, Fort McMurray, Alta. - Hands build houses, it’s been said, but hearts build homes. And at least 20 Fort McMurray firefighters — even as they helped save the homes of countless others from a wildfire that raged through their northern Alberta city — had their own hearts broken earlier this month as their homes burned to the ground. Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE

May 16, 2016
By Toronto Star/Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with first responders in Fort McMurray