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Rains aid crews battling wildfires near Fort McMurray


June 15, 2011
By The Canadian Press

June 15, 2011, Edmonton - Crews battling wildfires in northern Alberta are getting a hand from Mother Nature.

Rain has been falling around the massive Richardson wildfire north of Fort McMurray.

More of the wet stuff is expected to continue for days.

It's helped firefighters contain a blaze that is around 10 times the size of Edmonton.

However, the rain brings problems of it own with the return of lightning strikes that can start new fires.