Apple highlights wildfire assistance apps in wake of Alberta blaze

As part of its weekly App Store refresh, Apple is highlighting a number of wildfire assistance-related apps to bring attention to the devastating blazes currently ravaging northern Alberta.

The wildfires, which forced the evacuation of the entire Fort McMurray region, spread with alacrity over the past few days, turning to ash homes and businesses. Apple's intention is to get as many people as possible downloading the official Alberta Wildfire app, which is distributed by the Government of Alberta, as well as several apps by the Canadian Red Cross, which at once inform residents and allow others to donate money to the cause.

And because wind and weather are so important in determining the voracious spread of a wildfire, Apple has highlighted a number of apps like WindAlert, Alberta Air Quality, and SOPFEU.

See all the featured Wildfire Assistance apps on the App Store

Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader is a Senior Editor at iMore, offering his Canadian analysis on Apple and its awesome products. In addition to writing and producing, Daniel regularly appears on Canadian networks CBC and CTV as a technology analyst.