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Alberta Fire Displaces 88,000, Spreads To New Communities04:53
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A plume of smoke hangs in the air as forest fires rage on in the distance in Fort McMurray, Alberta on May 4, 2016.
Numerous vehicles can be seen abandoned on the highways leading from the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray and neighbouring communities have banded together to offer support in the form of food, water, and gasoline.  (Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images)
A plume of smoke hangs in the air as forest fires rage on in the distance in Fort McMurray, Alberta on May 4, 2016. Numerous vehicles can be seen abandoned on the highways leading from the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray and neighbouring communities have banded together to offer support in the form of food, water, and gasoline. (Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Some 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, are having to evacuate again due to a wildfire burning out of the control in and around the city. Over the last three days 1,600 homes and business have been destroyed, highways blocked and the airport closed. The fire has been exacerbated by unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions. Paige Parsons, who is covering the fire for the Edmonton Journal, speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young by Skype to provide the latest details.

Read more of the Edmonton's Journal's coverage of the fires here.

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This segment aired on May 5, 2016.

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