Wildfire in Canada's Fort Mac energy heartland forces evacuation

May 3, 2016 11:02 PM

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CALGARY, Alberta An uncontrolled wildfire burning near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, the heart of Canada's oil sands region, has forced the evacuation of nearly all the city's 80,000 residents, local authorities said on Tuesday.

A number of flights from Fort McMurray airport were canceled and the airport advised passengers to check with their airlines for updates.

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