The Edmonton International Airport is expecting to be inundated with people fleeing from the wildfire that has engulfed Fort McMurray, Alberta. Hundreds started arriving Wednesday after a city-wide evacuation order was levied. Airport officials say they are expecting thousands more to arrive as fire fighters work to try to keep the massive fire contained. The VP of passenger market demand, Traci Bednard, said that staff at the airport will work diligently to coordinate flights and get evacuees onto shuttle buses going to Northlands centre. Crews are working in the airport to greet evacuees with pastries and coffee. Flight arrival times remain erratic as the fire conditions continued to change Wednesday, making flights late or even canceled.
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