May 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

U.S. News | Disasters & Science News

Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of May 2016.

Canada Wildfire: 88,000 Evacuated
Trees in Canada on fire
As Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, an oil town home to 88,000 residents burns, those trying to flee find themselves stranded, with evacuation routes to the north closed. Four days after the initial outbreak, officials say they have completed the transport of thousands of evacuees and reached a turning point in fighting the massive wildfire, hoping to get a "death grip" on the blaze amid cooler temperatures.
Photo source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure via The Canadian Press via AP
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