Wildfire forces state of emergency, evacuation in Fort McMurray

Wildfire forces state of emergency, evacuation in Fort McMurray

A wildfire near Fort McMurray, the heart of Canada’s oil sand production, has prompted evacuation orders in some communities as officials have declared a local state of emergency.

As of Sunday night, the fire west of Gregoire covered more than 120 hectares, according to officials with Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Department.  Read more…

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