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Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray. Alberta wildlife official Chad Morrison said Tuesday the blaze continues to move northeast away from communities and oil sands facilities in northern Alberta. He says cooler ...

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Workers evacuated from Alberta oil camps due to wildfire

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Some 8,000 workers at oil camps north of the fire-ravaged Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to evacuate late Monday as authorities continued the battle to bring wildfires under control. The mandatory evacuation zone was extended to 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the city, whose 80,000 residents have been out of their homes ...

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Mixture of loss, hope for Canadian town hit by wildfire

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Charred bicycles lean on a fence in front of incinerated townhomes. Just across the street, a school and playground are untouched. Across this Canadian oil sand town, the contrast is repeated: neighborhoods that burned to their foundations, while other neighborhoods, strip malls, car dealerships, schools and hospitals are still standing. Nearly a week after people ...

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Conditions prompt North Dakota governor to declare emergency

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared a fire emergency as wildfires continue to flare up around North Dakota. Dry conditions, unseasonably high temperatures and strong winds have led to several grass fires this week. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for the entire southern portion of the state to alert residents that conditions are ideal ...

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Weather breaking records, sparking fire fears in Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. — Unseasonably warm and dry weather is breaking temperature records and sparking fears of wildfires in the Dakotas. In North Dakota, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown and Williston all have tied or broken temperature records this week. National Weather Service reports show high temperatures in those cities approaching 60 degrees, tying or breaking records that date back in some ...

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Blowing out birthday candles with dynamite (video)

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media While planet Earth spins a new web of weather patterns, persistent drought and water conservation have led some to look for alternative methods to fight wildfires. One Australian scientists is examining a convention used by the oil and gas industry for decades. Dr. Graham Doig, a scientist from the University of New South ...

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Wildfire brought under control; weather change could bring moisture

The Gazette, Colo. A 13-acre wildfire burned for several hours in southeast El Paso County Tuesday, as firefighters battled the blaze in tough red flag weather conditions. The hot and blustery weather, which prompted a 3-hour evacuation of 67 homes, will not continue into Wednesday. A cold front will bring slightly cooler temperatures and more humidity Wednesday, said Pamela Evenson ...

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