Canada evacuates oil workers amid wildfires

May 17, 2016 7:36 AM

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Canada evacuates oil workers amid wildfires

A quickly spreading wildfire forced the evacuation of 4,000 workers at major oil sands facilities in Canada late Monday.

The evacuations near Fort McMurray come as the nation's oil industry attempts to ramp up production after wildfires in the area ignited two weeks ago. The fires previously forced more than 80,000 residents to evacuate and destroyed more than 2,400 structures.

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