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Weather aids firefighters battling blaze in Canada

By Agence France Presse In Fort Mcmurray,alberta ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-05-10 08:23:57

Nation gets good news with rain in forecast and estimate of land charred is lowered

Authorities battling a forest fire in Canada looked to Mother Nature for more help on Monday, as cooling temperatures and rain slowed the spread of the blaze that had forced the evacuation of an entire city.

There was more good news too, with the amount of land charred less than originally feared and the last of 25,000 people trapped north of Fort McMurray in Alberta province safely evacuated in road convoys through the ruined oil city.

Weather aids firefighters battling blaze in Canada

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