A power failure at Syncrude's facility means production could be curtailed until the end of July.
A spokesperson said there were working bird deterrent systems, including cannon, radar and scarecrows.
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The fire is said to be moving 30 to 40 metres per minute.
CALGARY -- The wildfire ripping through the Fort McMurray, Alta., area continued to set back Alberta's crude industry Friday
Suncor expects oil to stay below $40 this year.
An analyst says Canadian Oil Sands is at risk of missing its production targets because of a fire at a Syncrude oilsands plant over the weekend.
"Other parts of our operation are continuing. It's a very big site up here."
An investigation into the deaths is underway.
Wildlife deterrent programs are inspected regularly to make sure they're working following previous bird deaths at oilsands facilities.