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B.C. premier says climate change is sparking need for national forest fire plan

May 19, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Climate change is leading to more wildfires and the country needs a national forest firefighting strategy, says B.C. Premier Christy Clark. While the country has been transfixed by the raging fires around Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, British

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Update puts buildings lost in Fort McMurray at 2,400, but 25,000 saved

May 9, 2016 By Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the “ocean of fire” that hit Fort McMurray burned about 10 per cent of the buildings, but the hard work of firefighters saved the bulk of the city so it can be rebuilt.

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Officials say it could take months to extinguish massive Alberta blaze

May 7, 2016 By John Cotter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Fire officials are bracing themselves for a long, long fight against the blaze that forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and has eaten up more than 1,500 square kilometres of northern Alberta forest. “Unless we have

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Crews scramble as Fort McMurray fire explodes in size, continues to threaten

May 5, 2016 By John Cotter – THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Crews fighting to save Fort McMurray from rampaging flames water bombed the city Thursday to try to keep away a wildfire so intense it has spawned its own weather. “It was creating its own high winds

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An estimated 90% of homes in Fort McMurray, Alta. neighbourhood lost in wildfire

May 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An estimated 90% of the homes in the Waterways neighbourhood of Fort McMurray, Alta. have been lost as a major wildfire continues to sweep through the town. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo said in a media briefing on Wednesday