Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke Wednesday morning on the emergency situation in Fort McMurray, Alberta as wildfires burn out of control. “The Canadian Red Cross is stepping up, as it does in situations like this, any donations or support or reaching out to them will obviously be appreciated,”; he said. “Canada is a country where we look out for our neighbours. We are there for each other in difficult times.”;
Celebrities have also been offering their support to those affected by the wildfire crisis. On Friday “Trailer Park Boys”; star Jonathan Torrens reached out to East Coast residents working in Fort McMurray, offering to “help make travel arrangements”; to get them home.
Are you an East Coaster based in Fort Mac and don’t have the means to get home? Let me know & I’ll help make travel arrangements. #ymmfire
— Jonathan Torrens (@TorrensJonathan) May 6, 2016
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsMark Wahlberg also issued a tweet Friday announcing that proceeds from Wahlburgers’ Canadian-themed “eh?”; burger will be donated to the Red Cross in order to assist people being affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires.
Today & tomorrow only @WahlburgersCA Toronto, all proceeds from the “eh?” burger go to @redcrosscanada for those affected by the fires. <img src="http://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/72×72/1f1e8-1f1e6.png" alt="” class=”wp-smiley” style=”height: 1em; max-height: 1em;” />❤️
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) May 6, 2016
It has been a rough couple of days for residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta as a mandatory evacuation order was put into place after an uncontrollable wildfire started on Sunday and continues to intensify. RELATED: Celebs React To Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine Cover Watch below as Trudeau addresses the crisis.
According to local reporter Vincent McDermott, the fire entered Fort McMurray city limits on Tuesday and doubled in size overnight on Monday, stretching from 1,285 hectares to 2,600.
People are fleeing the city as more than 80,000 individuals are within evacuation zones. According to the CBC, the call to leave the city breaks records for the largest evacuation in Alberta’s history, RELATED: Celebrities React To Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe 2015 Mix-Up
Thankfully there have been no injuries or causalities reported.
With the fire raging, celebrities are showing support with heartfelt reactions on social media. Here are just a few of the most recent comments celebs have posted thus far:
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) May 5, 2016
Fort McMurray I’m a long ways away from you and Alberta tonight but I’m sitting here thinking of you. I have a lot of friends from all over Canada up there from Vancouver to Newfoundland and everywhere between. I cannot believe what’s going on. J #Alberta A photo posted by Johnny Reid (@johnnyreidofficial) on May 3, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT
Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the wild fires in Fort McMurray and all those still attempting to evacuate tonight. — Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) May 4, 2016