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Alberta reviews Fort McMurray re-entry plan as flames spread north

The fire overnight destroyed a 665-room workcamp north of the city


 
Wildfire is worsening along highway 63 Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 3, 2016. (CBC/Reuters)

Wildfire is worsening along highway 63 Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 3, 2016. (CBC/Reuters)

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Alberta officials are taking a second look at their plan to allow people to return home to Fort McMurray after a raging wildfire spread north toward oilsands plants.

The fire overnight destroyed a 665-room workcamp north of the city and two other camps are threatened by the flames.

Two explosions in the city damaged 10 homes and poor air quality forced staff working to clean the hospital and natural gas utility workers to leave.

Premier Rachel Notley says the focus of firefighting efforts would be protecting oilsands plants north of Fort McMurray.

The wildfire has grown to about 3,550 square kilometres.

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