A Fort McMurray resident’s dash cam recorded what he and nearly 80,000 other residents experienced as they escaped the fire-torn city.

Michel Chamberland, a 25-year-old oil patch worker, was awoken when a friend phoned to tell him that an evacuation was in place.

Last night, he posted a series of dash cam videos from Tuesday, of his departure from Fort McMurray’s Beacon Hill neighbourhood.

The videos have received so many views he decided to license them to raise money for others affected by the fire.

Fort McMurray fire: How you can help

Donate money. The Red Cross is co-ordinating relief efforts on the ground and accepting monetary contributions. You can donate by visiting the Red Cross website, calling 1-800-418-1111 or texting the word “REDCROSS” to 30333 to make a $5 donation. The federal government will match all donations made to the Red Cross to assist fire evacuees, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday.

Are you hosting an event to raise money for residents affected by the Alberta fires? Email us the details.

Warning: Explicit language used in several of the videos.