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Water quality restored in Fort McMurray after wildfire

Burned trees are shown in Saprae Creek near Fort McMurray Alta, on Friday June 3, 2016.
Burned trees are shown in Saprae Creek near Fort McMurray Alta, on Friday June 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

The last remaining boil-water advisory in the Fort McMurray area after this spring’s wildfire has been lifted.

Alberta Health Services says water quality has been restored to a safe level for all users of the northern Alberta city’s treatment plant.

That includes three neighbourhoods that were heavily damaged by the fire that destroyed 2,400 homes and buildings when it roared through parts of the city in May.

But the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo warns that water mains in the Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways districts are still out of service.

WATCH: Aerial footage above Fort McMurray shows the devastation in Abasand and Beacon Hill

Municipal staff will be working to flush the lines and get them operating.

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Boil-water advisories had already been lifted for rural communities south of Fort McMurray as well as most other neighbourhoods in the city.

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