Alberta's 'Vicious' Wildfires Spread to Suncor Oil-Sands Site

May 8, 2016 12:28 AM

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Alberta's 'Vicious' Wildfires Spread to Suncor Oil-Sands Site

Wildfires raging through Alberta have spread to the main oil-sands facilities north of Fort McMurray, knocking out an estimated 1 million barrels of production from Canada’s energy hub. Fire officials say the out-of-control inferno may keep burning for months without significant rainfall.

The blaze, forecast to expand to more than 2,500 square kilometers (965 square miles) in the next few days, made an “unexpected” move to the north Saturday, rapidly encroaching bitumen mining operations run by Suncor Energy Inc. and Syncrude Canada Ltd. The fires may soon cover an area the size of L...

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