Canadian brewery ships cases of water to wildfire zone 
Evacuee from the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Chance Jones, an employee of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, loads donated necessities into his truck at the evacuation center in Lac la Biche, Canada, Thursday, May 5, 2016. A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) and officials said Thursday they would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north, including 8,000 by air. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

TORONTO: One of Canada’s largest breweries says it is donating up to 200,000 cans of emergency drinking water to firefighters and evacuees affected by the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Labatt Breweries says more than 2,880 cases of water were shipped out Friday from its Alberta distribution centers. The cases are being sent to an emergency center in Edmonton, Alberta, for firefighters and those who have been forced to flee the fire-ravaged area.

More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada’ oil sands, since the wildfires were ignited last weekend.

Charlie Angelakos, Labatt’s vice president, says the company is alarmed and deeply concerned by the devastation that has overtaken Fort McMurray, and that the company will do everything it can to help.

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