9 Powerful Images Capture the Ravaging Wildfire That Evacuated an Entire Town

9 Powerful Images Capture the Ravaging Wildfire That Evacuated an Entire Town
Source: AP
Source: AP

A wildfire in the central Canadian city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, that forced an entire town of 80,000 people to evacuate last week had grown to half the size of Rhode Island by Monday, CNN reported.

The blaze has destroyed at least 80% of one neighborhood's homes — at least 1,600 structures.

The fumes have been spotted from Florida and by astronauts in space.

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Images credited to the Associated Press and Twitter users @radman1000 and @hollerslyfe.

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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