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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

Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

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SAFE. Tyra Abo sits on a cot at a makeshift evacuee center in Lac la Biche, Alberta on May 5, 2016, after fleeing forest fires north of Fort McMurray. Cole Burston/AFP

Alberta has been left bone-dry after a period of unusually scant rainfall and unseasonably high temperatures

LAC LA BICHE, Canada (May 6, 2016) — Canada on Thursday, May 5, began airlifting to safety up to 25,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray forced from their homes by raging forest fires in Alberta’s oil sands region. Continue reading Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

Entire Canadian city evacuated as huge wildfire engulfs homes

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This handout photograph obtained courtesy of the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Department shows smoke rising from a heavily wooded area on May 3, 2016 in the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, where most of the 100,000 residents were ordered to leave town when the blaze swept through the oil sands region, in what is Alberta province’s largest ever evacuation. AFP/Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Department handout /Lynn Daina

Emergency services: ‘All of Fort McMurray is under a mandatory evacuation order”

MONTREAL, Canada (May 5, 2016) — Most of the 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town late Tuesday, May 3, as a fire swept through the oil sands region, in Alberta province’s largest ever evacuation. Continue reading Entire Canadian city evacuated as huge wildfire engulfs homes