Canadian officials on Monday planned to take their first look at the oil boom town ravaged by the nation’s most destructive wildfire in recent memory as the blaze turned away from populated areas and cooler weather slowed its spread.
Alberta’s premiere, Rachel Notley, was set to lead local officials and media on an inspection of oil sands boomtown Fort McMurray, whose 88,000 inhabitants barely had time to flee the blaze that broke out on May 1.
Notley warned the nation to brace for grim images, with entire neighborhoods destroyed, though the flames had moved far enough away from the town to make an inspection safe, officials said.
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