Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency in Fort McMurray

May 5, 2016 5:03 AM

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A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forced all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee.

Officials warn that the fast-moving blaze could destroy much of the city and the next 24 hours will be crucial.

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