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RMWB estimates 80% of Beacon Hill homes lost as of 4 a.m. Wednesday

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
RMWB estimates 80% of Beacon Hill homes lost as of 4 a.m. Wednesday

Fire rages in Beacon Hill as vehicles flee on May 3, 2016 // Photo courtesy Holly Ayeasrt

It’s been a devastating 24 hours for Fort McMurray.

Early Wednesday morning the RMWB updated their damage estimates for the urban service area as of 4 a.m.

80% of homes in Beacon Hill are lost, while other neighbourhoods have also been impacted by significant damage. Waterways and Abasand have both experienced “serious loss,” with south Abasand experiencing greater loss than north Abasand. Damage is still being assessed in Draper, while Wood Buffalo has also experienced damage not quite as severe as the rest.

Twelve trailers have been lost on McKinlay Crescent in Timberlea. Two houses are lost in Dickinsfield, one in Thickwood on Signal Road, and one in Grayling Terrace.

At this point, residences in Gregoire and Saline Creek have not been affected.

We will bring you more updates as they become available

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