Fort MacMurray, Anne's home town in on fire today. Wildfires have spread very quickly, and the whole town is currently being evacuated.
So far there are no reports of any casualties, but many properties have been completely destroyed, including schools, gas stations and whole suburbs. The fire is not yet contained, but many fire crews are on the ground.
I emailed Anne earlier, before we were aware of the severity of the situation but clearly she has far more important things to do.
Anne is such an important member of our community, I know that you all will be sending positive thoughts and prayers her way.
If I hear anything further, I'll post it here,
PS. Apparently everyone is being evacuated to a Suncor Camp - they have room and infrastructure to cope with all the evacuees.