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In this Thursday, May 5, 2016 photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alberta, the charred remains of a bus sit on the side of a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada's oil sands as a wildfire that has devastated the area exploded in size. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alberta via AP)

(Bloomberg) – As it drives tens of thousands from their homes and turns whole neighborhoods to ash, the wildfire raging through Canada’s oil-rich Alberta province is feeding on conditions that got their start thousands of miles away in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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