Some exhausted residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta boarded buses last night as they were evacuated once again because of a raging wildfire.
Word came down last night that because of changing weather patterns, emergency accommodations in nearby Anzac had to be abandoned.
The local rec centre, which earlier in the day had been a bustling hub of people, was eerily empty by 10:30 p-m.
There had been 25-hundred evacuees registered at the centre, although it’s not clear how many were actually staying there.
Another 950 from a nearby hamlet and First Nation also had to leave their communities.
Some oilsands companies have curtailed production or shut down altogether in the wake of the Fort McMurray wildfire.
Shell Canada has shut down its Albian Sands operation, saying it’s focusing on getting employees and their families out of the area.
It’s also freeing up room at its two-thousand-person work camp for some of the evacuees.
Syncrude and Husky Energy have also scaled back production, and operations were reduced at the two largest mines in the area.