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An uncontrolled wildfire burning near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, the heart of Canada’s oil sands region, has forced the evacuation of nearly all the city’s 80,000 residents, local authorities said on Tuesday.

However, the 2,650-hectare (6,540-acre) fire, which was discovered on May 1, is not close to any oil sands facilities, according to Alberta government online maps.

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