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Canada wildfire likely to burn for months

  No deaths or injuries have been reported since the fire started last Sunday [EPA]


No deaths or injuries have been reported since the fire started last Sunday [EPA]

Canadian officials say they expect the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta’s oil sands to continue burning for months. The Alberta government said on Saturday the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 2,000sq km by Sunday and continue to grow because of high temperatures, dry conditions and high winds. Chad Morrison, Alberta’s manager of wildfire prevention, said it is not uncommon to fight such an inferno in forested areas for months. There is fear the growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighbouring province of Saskatchewan…

 

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