Canada Wildfire: Images Show Devastation in Fort McMurray

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 community.

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A wildfire burns on Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
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Truck drivers stand on Alberta Highway 63 as a wildfire burns near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
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Smoke rises from wildfires burning at a landfill site in this aerial photograph taken above Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, May 6, 2016.
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer surveys a neighborhood in Fort McMurray scorched by a massive wildfire that has forced more than 80,000 people to evacuate and torched 1,600 homes and other buildings.
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Home foundations and skeletons of possesions are all that remain in parts of a residential neighborhood destroyed by a wildfire on May 7, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.
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Drivers wait for clearance to take firefighting supplies into town on May 05, 2016 outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.
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Home foundations and skeletons of possesions are all that remain in parts of a residential neighborhood destroyed by a wildfire on May 7, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.
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Strathcona County Professional Firefighters
Exhausted Strathcona County firefighters take a break from battling a raging wildfire that has covered more than 156,000 hectares (385,476 acres) and is expected to grow.
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The remains of charred vehicles sit in a residential neighborhood heavily damages by a wildfire on May 7, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.
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AP/Tyler Burgett
This photo provided by Tyler Burgett shows flames from a wildfire along Highway 63 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. At least half of the northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.
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The remains of partially-melted swing set sit in a residential neighborhood heavily damages by a wildfire on May 7, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.
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Home foundations and skeletons of possesions are all that remain in parts of a residential neighborhood destroyed by a wildfire on May 7, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.
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Home foundations are all that remain in a residential neighborhood destroyed by a wildfire on May 6, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.
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A huge plume of smoke from wildfires burning rises in this aerial photograph taken above Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, May 6, 2016. The wildfires ravaging Canada's oil hub in northern Alberta have rapidly spread to an area bigger than New York city, prompting the air lift of more than 8,000 evacuees as firefighters seek to salvage critical infrastructure.
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This image provided by Jamee Lowndes shows firefighters responding to a fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada™ oil sands.
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