Oil Sands Fire Forcing 80,000 Canadians From Homes Set to Expand

May 5, 2016 1:41 AM

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Oil Sands Fire Forcing 80,000 Canadians From Homes Set to Expand

A fire fueled by shifting winds that forced more than 80,000 people to flee their homes and disrupted oil-sands operations in Western Canada is poised to expand.

The fire will probably grow to about 100 square kilometers (40 square miles), from around 80 now, Chad Morrison, a wildfire official, said Wednesday. Suncor Energy Inc., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Husky Energy Inc. are among companies reducing production and opening work camps to residents fleeing bl...

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