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A convoy of stranded residents drove back through the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray, escaping the fire-ravaged region under police escort on Friday, taking the only route out as the massive wildfire spread.Fire enveloped Fort McMurray, burning some 210,000 acres (85,000 hectares) in the area, forcing 88,000 people to flee Tuesday and Wednesday, and threatening two oil sands sites south of the city. While the main fire turned southeast Thursday, away from town, parts of the city still burned.Cecil Dickason, a Fort McMurray resident who was part of the convoy, said the battered city looked "awful".South of Fort McMurray, CNOOC Nexen's Long Lake oil sands facility and Athabasca Oil's Hangingstone project were in danger, according to emergency officials.
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