Avro RJ85 C-FLRJ (msn E2302) of Summit Aviation helped evacuate families from the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, that was threatened by a massive forest fire. The fire, which started on 1 May, eventually destroyed most of Fort McMurray, forcing the entire town to be evacuated. Most left by road, but several flights were also organized. C-FLRJ participated in this effort, flying members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation to Fort Chipewyan, about 200 km north of Fort McMurray, on 4 May. One of North Cariboo Air‘s RJ100s also participated in the evacuation flights, as well flying in firefighters from Calgary and Manitoba.
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