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‘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