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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