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Fort McMurray,

former city, now part of the regional municipality of Wood BuffaloWood Buffalo,
regional municipality (2011 pop. 65,565), 24,571 sq mi (63,637 sq km), NE Alta., Canada, inc. 1995. Formed by Fort McMurray's amalgamation with Improvement District No.
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, NE Alta., Canada. Originally a fur-trading post on the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers, Fort McMurray was a town of 1,200 when mining of Alberta's oil sands began in 1964. In 1995 the city of Fort McMurray was amalgamated with the vastly larger but sparsely populated surrounding rural area to create Wood Buffalo. It is an important river port and transshipment point for the Northwest Territories. In 2016 a massive wildfire forced the evacation of Fort McMurray and neighboring areas, and destroyed about one tenth of all buildings.
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FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Sha'ban 14, 1437, May 21, 2016, SPA -- Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the closure of oil sands operations, AP reported.
A charred vehicle and home are pictured in the burned-out Beacon Hill neighborhood of Fort McMurray, Alberta, May 9, after massive wildfires forced evacuation of the entire town.
Firefighters battling a wildfire that has threatened oil sands facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, looked to cooler weather, a change in winds and the promise of rain to help them on Thursday.
Toronto, Canada, May 17, 2016 --(, a brand new clothing line representing the raw attitude of authentic Canadians announced it will be donating a portion of all online sales to devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta. The company, which prides itself on spreading real Canadian vibes from coast to coast is hoping to inspire Canadians to come together and support one another in a time of struggle.
Fire chiefs said 85 per cent of Fort McMurray, Alberta, was intact.
Main and inset, huge clouds rise above wildfires burning in and around the oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta
FORT McMURRAY, Canada (TAP) - Tens of thousands of people in the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, were ordered to evacuate as wildfires engulfed homes.
The whole city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, the gateway to Canada's oil sands region, is under a mandatory evacuation order because of an uncontrolled wildfire that is rapidly spreading.
When completed, the pipeline will transport bitumen and diluent products between the Fort Hills Mine and Bitumen Extraction Facility (Fort Hills) to Suncor's East Tank Farm, located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The 42-inch, 7,200-foot crossing was near Fort MacKay, about one-hour north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The 1.36-mile installation is a new record for Michels and the longest in North America for a pipe with a 42-inch diameter.
In 2001, Patriquin (2004) captured a non-reproductive adult female near Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Willis and Brigham (2003) captured 2 individuals in Saskatchewan, <5 km from the Alberta border; of which, 1 adult female showed signs of being reproductively active (bare patches around nipples).

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