‘Fire Refugees’ Flee Alberta Town With Flames Lapping at Wheels

  • Fort McMurray residents confront prospect of smaller community
  • Still-raging fire moves south of oil-sands hub into the night

Fire Forces Evacuation of Canadian Oil Sands City

On her frantic escape by car from Fort McMurray, Mary Thomas watched in horror as town landmarks like the Super 8 hotel and the newly-opened Denny’s restaurant were swallowed up in a wildfire that’s engulfed the Canadian oil town.

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