Correction as of 8:55 p.m. May 17 – There was an error with regards to the impacted streets in the Dickinsfield explosion, which has been corrected below. We apologize for the error.
(Fort McMurray, AB – May 17, 2016) – Last night there was a fire in Thickwood at Silin Forest Road and an explosion in Dickinsfield, impacting several homes. These areas are no longer under immediate threat.
Silin Forest fire
Three complexes across from Father Mercredi High School were involved – one fourplex was lost and three units were damaged. The fire is under investigation.
There was an explosion in a home on Clenell Crescent, which damaged seven nearby homes on Dickins Drive. This is also under investigation.