Crews race against time battling enormous Canada wildfire

May 5, 2016 6:53 AM

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Crews race against time battling enormous Canada wildfire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta -- Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back a wind-whipped wildfire in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.

The fire approached the airport late Wednesday, where crews were onsite. All commercial flights in and out of Fort McMurray have been suspended.

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