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200 Albertans forced from North Tallcree First Nation by wildfires can go home

07/07/2015 02:30 EDT | Updated 07/07/2016 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - About 200 people forced from their homes by wildfires in a remote northern Alberta community can go home.

RCMP say the evacuation order affecting the North Tallcree First Nation has been cancelled.

At one point flames from the fires came within three kilometres of the reserve.

The community was evacuated Thursday as a precaution, with many people leaving for nearby High Level.

RCMP say firefighters worked long and hard to protect the community.

An Alberta official says there are 93 wildfires burning in the province Tuesday, including 37 listed as out of control.