Oh yes, and climate change is not helping. They’ve got El Nino to deal with which is making this fire so much worse. Its been a very hot and dry spring, currently the temps (without the fires) are 28-30C which is breaking 100 year records. The trees are just exploding when the fire gets to them. It jumped the athabasca river too, that is not a small river.
But… this is “oil country” and if you dare mention climate change on a good day you’re likely to get shouted down, mention it now… and you’re in real danger of actual physical violence.