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People could be allowed back to Fort McMurray as early as June 1

Hazardous areas must meet conditions before a careful, staggered re-entry


 
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, left, speaks at the Fort McMurray fire department as fire chief Darby Allen looks on in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday, May 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, left, speaks at the Fort McMurray fire department as fire chief Darby Allen looks on in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday, May 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

EDMONTON – The Alberta government says people from the fire-ravaged city of Fort McMurray could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe.

Premier Rachel Notley says the re-entry will be done in stages and will be voluntary.

Notley says the conditions include no threat of wildfire or from smoke.

Basic emergency, medical and other services such as water, electricity and natural gas must be available.

She says hazardous areas within the community must also be made secure.

More than 80,000 people fled the city due to the wildfire that continues to burn in northeastern Alberta.

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