Fort McMurray Firefighters' Heroic Work Captured On Home's Security Camera

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Images and videos coming out of Fort McMurray have shown the incredible scale and power of the wildfire that devastated parts of the northern Alberta city.

But there are few visuals, such as the video above, that display the valour of the firefighters battling the blaze.

The clip, uploaded by Postmedia on Monday, was recorded by a doorbell camera outside a Fort McMurray home. It shows firefighters on Ken Bell's front porch as they duke it out with flames ravaging his roof.


(Screengrab: Edmonton Journal/YouTube)

“They’re amazing," Bell told the Edmonton Sun.

"When you watch the video, and you see all the things they did to put the fire out and know where to look, it’s pretty impressive. They know what they’re doing.”

The fire has grown to 200,000 hectares in size and has displaced more than 80,000 residents from Fort McMurray.

Around 2,400 buildings have been damaged.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said on Monday that the heroic work of firefighters has kept the majority of the city's structures standing.

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Firefighters in Fort McMurray take a short break from battling the wildfire on May 4. (Photo: Strathcona Fire/Twitter)

"The fast action and the hard work and the dedication and the smarts of these first responders has, it appears, saved almost 90 per cent of the city of Fort McMurray," she said.

With files from The Canadian Press

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