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alberta fire

"... a rush job driven by pure greed."
Investigators have already ruled out lightning as the cause.
Ten per cent of the city was destroyed.
They have some concerns.
The deployment of wildland fire fighters to Fort McMurray is the biggest foreign deployment ever for South Africa (save armed forces' deployments). The South African PR machine casts the aid as "repaying a debt to the Canadian people for their support for the anti-apartheid struggle." It's an interesting re-interpretation considering Canada's weak anti-apartheid record and deteriorating diplomatic relationships with South Africa.
The bronze cross will be displayed in the city's centre.
The city's forecast shows light rain on Thursday.
Volunteer firefighter Tom Burton says more people need to be prepared.
"Everything around you was burning."
"$1. Some burn marks ... pick up in Abasand."
But it's not all bad news.
Just call him Noah.
Residents want to get the oilsands hub back on its feet.
Unparallelled courage.
Even strangers showed up with gifts for the birthday boy.
That'll do pig, that'll do.
Nearly 200 Edmontonians, in fact.
The enormous blaze could burn for months.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi recorded a welcome message Sunday.
"Crying laughing instead of just crying."