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The blaze destroyed about 10% of the city’s structures. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – Waseem Amin has been making big plans for his return home to Fort McMurray, the Canadian oil-sands town devastated by wildfires that curtailed more than a million barrels of daily crude output last month.

Amin, 38, who spent the better part of a month living in a student housing compound after fires forced 80,000 people to evacuate the town, is counting on rebuilding efforts to give his trucking business a boost following a nearly two-year-long recession caused by an oil glut. He was one of the lucky ones — his apartment largely escaped the fire, he said Wednesday as he made his way to survey the damage.

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