Fort McMurray is taking steps to prevent another catastrophic forest fire by extinguishing a fire threat in the heart of the the city.
The wildfire hazard, the Birchwood Trails, has been described as a"tinder box" waiting to go up in flames.
Birchwood Trails is a network of more than 130 kilometres of maintained trails sandwiched between the Timberlea and Thickwood neighbourhoods.
Fire chief Darby Allen has also said he's worried about the fire risk posed by the urban forest than by a wildfire outside the city. read more >>