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Most of Fort McMurray spared as wildfire grows outside of oil town

The massive fire that claimed 2,400 buildings in Fort McMurray, Canada continues to burn, but fortunately away from city limits. Local officials estimate that 85% to 90% of Fort McMurray was spared by the more than weeklong blaze.

The heart of Alberta's oil industry remained shut down on Wednesday, while residents of Fort McMurray continued to be barred from returning to their homes until officials can determine that it's safe to do so. Between the shutdown of the city, the temporary halt of oil industry operations and the massive evacuation, not to mention the destruction of so many homes and businesses, it's likely the fire will be ranked as Canada's most expensive on record.

Journalists have been allowed to tour the burnt out, vacant neighborhoods, revealing the changed city the fire left behind.

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