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May 20, 2011

Alberta fire count drops as PM tours devastation

SLAVE LAKE, Alberta, May 20 (Reuters) – Damp weather helped
crews douse the number of wildfires raging across northern
Alberta on Friday as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
toured the town of Slave Lake, where hundreds of homes,
businesses and public buildings went up in flames.

A big volume of oil production in the region remained shut
off due to the closing of a major pipeline as 56 fires
continued to burn across the north of Canada’s biggest energy
producing province. Ten of them were out of control.