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Fort McMurray wildfire: Map of neighbourhoods affected

Powerful video captures resident’s escape from Fort McMurray wildfire
WATCH ABOVE: A video posted to YouTube shows the incredible scene around Fort McMurray as a resident and his family try to flee the area with the wildfire quickly approaching.

A wildfire that is raging in the northern Alberta oilsands city of Fort McMurray has now destroyed 80 per cent of the homes in one neighbourhood and extensively damaged property in a number of others. An overnight update from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo says the Beacon Hill suburb in the south end has suffered the most damage from flames that ripped into the city Tuesday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of all 80,000 residents.

READ MORE: In-depth coverage of the Fort McMurray wildfire

The Canadian Press has put together a map of the neighbourhoods affected (below). This map will be updated throughout the day as the fire continues to burn.

If you would like to help the people of ‪‎Fort McMurray, text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a $5 donation or visit redcross.ca to make a donation online.

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