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People wait at a roadblock as smoke rises from wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada Wildfire Explodes In Size, Approaches Oil Sands Project

Firefighting officials said the inferno, propelled northeast towards neighboring Saskatchewan by high winds and fueled by tinder-dry forests, was set to double in size to 740,000 acres — almost twice the size of Houston — by the end of Saturday. Fort McMurray is the center of Canada’s oil sands region.

May 7, 2016