May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

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Convoy Waits for Dawn, Hoping to Flee Canadian Oil Sands Wildfire Zone

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials waited for dawn Friday to see whether it will be safe for a convoy of evacuees to get out of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area. Gasoline tankers were being sent in to top up fuel tanks for a drive to the south. Meanwhile, a mass airlift of evacuees was expected to resume Friday morning, a day after 8,000 people were moved out. In all, more than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada’s oil sands, and officials say no deaths or injuries related to the fire have been reported. Crews battling the fire got a little help with temperatures forecast to fall overnight to 16C (61F) from the low 30s. The Alberta provin

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