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More people evacuated from Fort McMurray, Canada

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 11:56 AM
This aerial photo shows the charred remains of homes in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta on May 13.

Around 12,000 people have been urged to leave Canada's oil sands camps near the fire-hit town of Fort McMurray as a resurgent wildfire heads towards them.

The BBC is reporting that a regional official says 8,000 people were given precautionary evacuation orders late yesterday.

That number is in addition to some 4,000 who had already been advised to leave.

More than 80,000 people fled the fire that hit Fort McMurray two weeks ago.

Air pollution in the Alberta city is still at dangerously high levels.