On May the 1st, two puffs of white smoke were spotted by Suncor employees working north of Fort McMurray, AB working in Alberta’s Oil Sands. Over the next 48 hours, the largest natural disaster in Alberta’s history and an evacuation of some 80 000 residents would take place. I was already in Edmonton on the Monday and was quickly assigned to cover the fires for Maclean’s Magazine. Here are some of the images that I captured during my week around the province. Link to stories below.