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Slave Lake

On May 15, 2011, a wildfire tore through the town of Slave Lake, destroying one-third of the community.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, look at the damage left after a forest fire in Slave Lake, Alberta, on July 6, 2011. The town posted a brief letter from Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, on its website Tuesday, May 22. Photo by: Andy Clark, Reuters

William, Kate write to Slave Lake

edmontonjournal.com

The Kebel family stands in front of their new home that they just received the keys to on May 15, 2012 in Slave Lake, Alberta.

Mixed emotions as residents, guests gather to remember Slave Lake wildfire

Expect more Slave Lakes as the climate warms

Slave Lake to commemorate anniversary Tuesday

An entire subdivision in southeast Slave Lake was reduced to charred smouldering remains after violent wildfires tore through the town on Sunday, May 15, 2011. #slavelake

Originally published May 22, 2011

Slave Lake Fire - News - Edmonton Journal

edmontonjournal.com

Originally published May 22, 2011

Originally published May 21, 2011. From a car dealership lined with the wreckage of burned trucks to the town hall in rubble, Prime Minister Stephen Harper got a fi rst-hand look Friday at the damage done by one of Canada’s most devastating fires. ...

Originally published May 21, 2011

Originally published May 21, 2011

Originally published May 20, 2011

Originally published May 20, 2011

Originally published May 19, 2011. It will likely be at least two to three months before the first foundations are poured to replace Slave Lake’s levelled homes, a developer in the town said Wednesday. ...

Originally published May 19, 2011. Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach announced Wednesday the province will put millions toward the support of Slave Lake fire victims, the first funding announcement in what is expected to be a long, expensive reconstruction effort. ...

Originally published May 19, 2011 SLAVE LAKE - Fires still smoulder unseen in burned out basements and piles of rubble, waiting to flare up in the right conditions. ...

Originally published on May 19, 2011. Firefighters take a break on Wednesday after working in the rubble of a destroyed neighbourhood in Slave Lake. ...

Originally published on May 18, 2011. SLAVE LAKE - This is a ghost town. Although the immediate danger has passed, it will be many days, perhaps weeks, before people here can return to their homes. That is, those who still have homes. ...

Originally published on May 18, 2011. Khalil Mouallem has been studying aerial news photographs looking for his house among the ruins of Slave Lake. His neighbourhood is mostly ash, burned out cars and levelled buildings, but his roof at least appears to be intact. ...

Originally published May 17, 2011. SLAVE LAKE — On street after street there is little left here but grey ash and rubble, the burned hulks of cars and trucks with tires melted away.

Originally published on May 17, 2011. Shane O'Brien needed to see his house one last time. He walked two kilometres from an evacuation centre in Slave Lake, a tall can of Coors Light in his hand, just to see what used to be his home. Only the foundation remained after a wildfire swept through the community hours before.

Originally published May 17, 2011. Stephanie McDonald has seen disaster before. In 2005, the CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society headed to Gonzales, La., to supervise the staging area for 1,500 pets displaced by hurricane Katrina.