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Evacuation lifted for oil sites threatened by Canada fires

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This file photo taken on May 7, 2016 shows flames and smoke rising off Highway 63 outside Fort McMurray, Canada. Cole Burston/AFP

Officials lift the evacuation order for several oil production sites north of Fort McMurray, but stop short of allowing production to resume

MONTREAL, Canada (May 23, 2016) — Officials on Sunday, May 22, lifted the evacuation order for several oil production sites north of Fort McMurray, the city threatened by massive Canadian wildfires, but stopped short of allowing production to resume. Continue reading Evacuation lifted for oil sites threatened by Canada fires

Canadians drive through burning city seeking safety

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A picture provided by Twitter user @jeromegarot on May 5, 2016 shows a wildfire raging through the town of Fort McMurray, Canada, May 3, 2016. Twitter/@Jeromegarot/EPA

Canadian police lead convoys of cars through the burning ghost town of Fort McMurray in a risky operation to get thousands of people to safety on the other side

WANDERING RIVER, Canada (May 6, 2016) — Canadian police led convoys of cars through the burning ghost town of Fort McMurray Friday, May 6, in a risky operation to get thousands of people to safety on the other side. Continue reading Canadians drive through burning city seeking safety

‘Catastrophic wildfires’ force thousands to flee in Canada

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WILDFIRE. This May 3, 2016 satellite image shows the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada. Image from NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Rapid Response Team

‘It’s a loss on a scale that is hard for many of us to imagine,’ says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

EDMONTON, Canada (May 5, 2016) — Raging wildfires pressed in on the Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray on Thursday, May 5, after more than 80,000 people were forced to flee, abandoning fire-gutted neighborhoods in a chaotic evacuation. Continue reading ‘Catastrophic wildfires’ force thousands to flee in Canada