The wildfire raging in western Canada spread to 1,010 square kilometers overnight and is moving away from Fort McMurray. The disaster has caused mass evacuation and heavy financial losses.
Officials fear the massive fire could double in size by the end of Saturday as they continue to evacuate residents. Fire has engulfed tens of thousands of hectares and destroyed thousands of structures.
Four weeks after a fire forced them out of their homes, the first residents have returned to Fort McMurray as the Canadian town starts to reopen. But authorities are cautioning on moving back too soon.
As many as 80,000 people are being moved from Fort McMurray, in Alberta's oil sands region, due to a worsening blaze. The province has appealed for federal help to fight the fire and airlift people.
Officials say a wildfire burning in the western Canadian province of Alberta remains out of control. A wildfire manager says the blaze is expected to take months to extinguish.
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