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The Latest: Wildfire evacuees transported south

May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. - The Latest on Canada's massive wildfire. (All times local).

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Canadian officials are continuing to transport residents of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray out of the area.

Police and military are overseeing another procession of vehicles Saturday, and the mass airlift of evacuees was also set to resume. About 2,500 vehicles and 7,000 people had passed through Fort McMurray on Friday despite a one-hour interruption due to heavy smoke, authorities said.

More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada' oil sands, where the fire has torched 1,600 homes and other buildings.

Thousands of displaced residents being relocated in convoys got a view of their burned-out city on their way south.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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