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Fire trucks drive toward smoke from a wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alberta on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Officials said Sunday they have completed the transport of thousands of evacuees and reached a turning point in fighting a massive wildfire, hoping to get a “death grip”’ on the blaze that devastated Canada’s oil sands town of Fort McMurray amid cooler temperatures. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

(Bloomberg) – Cooler temperatures are helping fire fighters battle wildfires raging through Alberta as the blaze retreats from the country’s main oil-sands facilities around Fort McMurray. Rachel Notley, the province’s premier, will travel to the city Monday after the fires knocked out an estimated 1 million barrels of daily production and led to the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.

The inferno, which had been forecast to expand to more than 2,500 square kilometers (965 square miles), grew slower than expected and now covers about 1,600 square kilometers, Notley said at a news conference on Sunday. Thirteen new wildfires started Sunday, for a total of 33 fires, little changed from the day before. Three are judged “out of control,” three are being held and 22 under control, Travis Fairweather, a forestry spokesman, said by phone Monday.

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