June 19th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: evacuation order lifted for Fort McMurray neighbourhoods

By The Canadian Press on May 18, 2024.

Burned trees from the 2016 wildfire stand sentinel over a neighbourhood in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The Alberta municipality governing the oilsands hub of Fort McMurray says residents ordered out due to a nearby wildfire are clear to return home as of today.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has lifted the evacuation order for Abasand, Beacon Hill, Prairie Creek, and Grayling Terrace, neighbourhoods on the southern edge of Fort McMurray.

The municipality says rainy weather has helped tamp down the blaze and allowed firefighters to make progress in fighting it.

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