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Friday, May 6, 2016

Wildfire In Canada Grows Up To 210,000

In Fort McMurray, many officials are moving thousands of people away from the wildfire in Alberta, Canada, where the huge wildfire is blazing. Officials got 8,000 people out of the fire on Thursday and continued on Friday and will move south of Alberta along with traffic moving south. More than 1,100 firefighters, 145 helicopters, 138 pieces of heavy equipment and 22 air tankers were used to fight the big fire on Thursday, which had already grown up to 210,000 acres, and still needed rain to stop the fire.

The fire is continuing to grow, but slowly moving away from Fort McMurray. The rate of the fire's pace is fairly slowing. No rain was expected to come to Fort McMurray until late Saturday with a 40 percent of showers. Over 8,000 people have fled Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands. Roughly 25,000 evacuees moved north in hours later on Tuesday's mandatory evacuation, oil sand work camps have been converted into houses to the people. But the bulk is much more than 80,000 evacuees, who fled south to Edmonton and elsewhere. Officials say that moving everyone south can get better, since there are support officials to help.

In conclusion, this is very shocking event and if I was there, I would be traumatized. Being trapped in a very horrifying fire like this is scary and I am sorry for the people that had to leave their homes or got trapped in the fire.

Story done by Grace M and Savannah H

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