Kiwi, Craig Rowland who was evacuated from the Alberta fires

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 13 May 2016
New Zealand man Craig Rowland and his wife and small children are in Calgary waiting to hear if their home has burnt to the ground after fleeing a wildfire in Alberta.

New Zealand man Craig Rowland with his family after fleeing the wildfires. Photo: SUPPLIED

We spoke last week with Craig Rowland - who told us how he and his family had to hurriedly flee their home in Port McMurray as the flames engulfed nearby houses. 

He, his wife and two children are now in Calgary, 650 kilometres away, and plan to stay there. While their house has emerged unscathed from the fires, much of Fort McMurray's infrastructure, including its hospital, have been destroyed. 

Craig's sister has also set up a Give a Little page to raise money for the family.


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