Northern Alberta community of Fort Chipewyan evacuated due to wildfire 

By Bob Weber CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta.- A northern Alberta hamlet was eerily quiet and peaceful Wednesday after being evacuated in the face of an out-of-control wildfire inching closer to town. “There’s nobody around,” said Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, whose people are among those ordered out of the remote northeastern community of Fort Chipewyan. The sun was shining Wednesday and the skies were clear but the town was silent, he said. “It was unreal. No sound of kids, no sound of motors. Just the essential services people. That’s it.” Almost all the 800 inhabitants have left the hamlet, said Adam. With no summer road into the community, most were flown out on planes from a number of private carriers as well as an…

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