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IN PHOTOS: Fort McMurray residents return to destruction on Day 2 of re-entry

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. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press

As the phased re-entry of Fort McMurray continued Thursday, thousands of residents returned home to survey the damage, some coming back to complete destruction.

Upwards of 20,000 people were expected to return Thursday. Residents of Parson Creek, Stone Creek, Timberlea, Eagle Ridge, and Dickinsfield were eligible to return. Those areas represent more than 47 per cent of the city’s population, or about 40,000 people.

Fences blocked off some of the hardest-hit areas of the north side neighbourhoods.

“It’s shocking,” Rodney Price, a resident of Timberlea, said. “It’s a little overwhelming.

“The whole area, the trees are knocked down, the subdivision, that’s the devastating part for us. The house we can rebuild, we can fix it and move on from there.”

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Here’s a look at what some Timberlea and Dickinsfield residents came home to.

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A man stands where his garage used to be in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
A man stands where his garage used to be in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Extensive damage caused by a previous house explosion in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Extensive damage caused by a previous house explosion in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Extensive damage caused by a previous house explosion in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Extensive damage caused by a previous house explosion in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Extensive damage caused by a previous house explosion in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Extensive damage caused by a previous house explosion in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood is seen in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
A man looks through rubble in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
A man looks through rubble in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
A man looks for a ride along Thickwood Blvd. as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
A man looks for a ride along Thickwood Blvd. as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
A man surveys damage to his home in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
A man surveys damage to his home in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Residents survey the damage to their homes in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
A man stands where his garage used to be in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
A man stands where his garage used to be in the Timberlea neighbourhood as people re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Mike Meade takes a photo where his garage used to be in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Mike Meade takes a photo where his garage used to be in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
A burned-out bulldozer sits among the rubble in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
A burned-out bulldozer sits among the rubble in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Burned-out homes and vehicles are seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
A burned-out vehicle is seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
A burned-out vehicle is seen in the Timberlea neighbourhood as residents re-enter fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press
Residents of the Timberlea neighbourhood look over the damage of the area in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
Residents of the Timberlea neighbourhood look over the damage of the area in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
A family photo lies among the burnt rubble in the Timberlea neighbourhood in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
A family photo lies among the burnt rubble in the Timberlea neighbourhood in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
A resident of the Timberlea neighbourhood looks over the damage of the area in Fort McMurray, Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
A resident of the Timberlea neighbourhood looks over the damage of the area in Fort McMurray, Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
The devastated area of Timberlea in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
The devastated area of Timberlea in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Workers put out markers around a devastated area of Timberlea in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
Workers put out markers around a devastated area of Timberlea in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
A park bench sits burnt in a park in the Timberlea neighbourhood of Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
A park bench sits burnt in a park in the Timberlea neighbourhood of Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
A police helicopter flies past burnt trees in the Timberlea neighbourhood in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes.
A police helicopter flies past burnt trees in the Timberlea neighbourhood in Fort McMurray Alta, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Members of the community are slowly being allowed back into their homes. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press
Rubble from a burned out home is seen on Silin Forest Road in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Rubble from a burned out home is seen on Silin Forest Road in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Codie McLachlan, The Canadian Press