A raging wildfire forced the evacuation of the entire northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray this week as the inferno destroyed much of the oilsands city.
The wildfire destroyed more than 1,600 structures before it exploded in size, covering more than 100,000 hectares as of Friday morning.
More than 80,000 people were forced to flee Fort McMurray and seek refuge in southern communities.
On Wednesday, the province declared a provincial state of emergency.
Here’s a look at the devastating disaster in photos.
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