Fort McMurray's situation is horrifying and tragic. The reality of that is beyond my comprehension and I feel compassion for their plight.
As a writer I know that many stories will play out as the wildfires tear through this northern Alberta community. Will I write of this? Probably not, but I did use newsfeed from Slave Lake's siege, several years ago, to write Flashover.
It was a unique experience as I followed the advice I had been given. 'Use the news for writing inspiration.'
May Fort McMurray write a happy ending to their story.