CP NewsAlert: evacuation order lifted for Fort McMurray neighbourhoods

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The Alberta municipality governing the oilsands hub of Fort McMurray says residents ordered out due to a nearby wildfire are clear to return home as of today.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has lifted the evacuation order for Abasand, Beacon Hill, Prairie Creek, and Grayling Terrace, neighbourhoods on the southern edge of Fort McMurray.

The municipality says rainy weather has helped tamp down the blaze and allowed firefighters to make progress in fighting it.

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The Canadian Press