Canada wildfire: Oil workers urged to leave Fort McMurray camps

May 17, 2016 7:18 AM

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Canada wildfire: Oil workers urged to leave Fort McMurray camps

Around 12,000 people have been urged to leave Canada's oil sands camps near the fire-hit town of Fort McMurray as a resurgent wildfire heads towards them.

A regional official told the BBC that 8,000 people were given precautionary evacuation orders late on Monday evening, in addition to some 4,000 who had already been advised to leave.

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