Massive wildfire forces evacuation of Canadian city

May 4, 2016 2:56 AM

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Massive wildfire forces evacuation of Canadian city

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta -- The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.

More than 80,000 residents have been ordered to flee after an earlier order that had applied to almost 30,000 people, mostly on the city's south side, was extended to tens of thousands more as flames continued to make their way into the city Tuesday. Residents were panicked. Highway 63 is the only r...

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