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Alberta government releases fire damage surveillance app

  • This aerial photo shows the charred remains of homes in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, Friday, May 13, 2016.  (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    This aerial photo shows the charred remains of homes in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, Friday, May 13, 2016. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • This aerial photo shows a devastated neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Fort McMurray on Friday and boarded a military helicopter to assess the damage caused by a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of more than 88,000 people in the country's oil sands capital. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    This aerial photo shows a devastated neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, May 13, 2016. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Fort McMurray on Friday and boarded a military helicopter to assess the damage caused by a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of more than 88,000 people in the country's oil sands capital. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • This aerial photo shows out trees in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Fort McMurray on Friday and boarded a military helicopter to assess the damage caused by a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of more than 88,000 people in the country's oil sands capital. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    This aerial photo shows out trees in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, May 13, 2016. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Fort McMurray on Friday and boarded a military helicopter to assess the damage caused by a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of more than 88,000 people in the country's oil sands capital. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Alberta's provincial government has released an app that will give residents of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray a good look at their properties.

Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee warned Sunday that viewing the satellite images may be traumatic. A number for Alberta's Mental Health Help Line is included in Larivee's news release.

She says the maps are intended to provide satellite overviews of the city following a massive wildfire that ignited almost two weeks ago, forcing more than 80,000 residents to evacuate and destroying more than 2,400 structures in Fort McMurray. But firefighters managed to save 85 to 90 percent of the oil sands capital.

Larivee says that having lived through a devastating fire and evacuation herself five years ago, she knows how stressful it can be to wait for updates on which homes have been lost.