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Rain Coming to Alberta May Slow Wildfires That Doubled in Size

  • Fire five times size of New York city curbs oil-sands restarts
  • Precipitation expected Thursday through Sunday in region
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Fires Shift Back Toward Canada Oil Sands

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Wildfires at the heart of the oil sands have almost doubled over the past week, devastating an area five times bigger than New York City and posing a renewed threat to Canada’s biggest crude-producing operations. Rain may help contain the blaze.

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