Firefighters and RCMP officers greet Fort McMurray residents from an overpass on Highway 63 just outside Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2016. / AFP / Cole Burston
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Evacuees who fled a massive wildfire around Fort McMurray began to trickle back into the Canadian oil city Wednesday, some pleased to find their homes in good shape, while others faced a major cleanup.More than 90,000 residents fled the remote northern Alberta city as the fire hit four weeks ago, burning entire neighborhoods. Officials expected 14,000 to 15,000 to return on Wednesday as a two week staged re-entry begins.Some residents were visibly delighted with the state of their homes after their hasty flight amid towering flames and plumes of smoke nearly a month ago. Large blue billboards along the road welcomed residents home.
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