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Wildfire shifts back toward Canada’s oil producers

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>> Canadian oil producers in Alberta threatened Tuesday once again by raging wildfires. Now shifting north, back towards already devastated Fort McMurray and the oil sands region. Nearly 4,000 people were forced to evacuate from work camps in the area. Suncor Energy, one of the area's biggest operators, started shutting down its operations as a precautionary measure.
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Reuters correspondent Jeffrey Hodgson. The residents have been evacuated to the south where they're safe and the camps have been evacuated now. So, it's not so much an issue of people being in harm's way. What is really being hit here is production, there's no way to quickly bring them back online.
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Unless you get people there on the ground, get the cam setup, get the workers going.>> Extended evacuation comes nearly two weeks after the entire population of Fort McMurray, about 90,000 people, were forced to flee as the blaze raged through some neighborhoods, destroying about 15% of structures. On Monday, the wildfire continue to burn uncontrolled covering over 700,000 acres, and jumping a critical fire break where plants and trees had been removed to stop it from spreading into the oil sand camp areas, but no energy facilities have so far sustained damage from the fires.