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Sat May 7, 2016, 07:04 AM

Fort McMurray wildfire threatens to double in size by day's end (includes videos) [View all]

Source: CBC News

Now covering 156,000 hectares, continues to grow to the northeast

Firefighters are once again preparing to battle with what Darby Allen, the Regional Fire Chief of Wood Buffalo, has been calling "the beast," Fort McMurray's out-of-control wildfire.

Officials worry the "the beast" a fire that has destroyed more than 1,600 homes and buildings and burned more than 101,000 hectares of forest will grow to over double its size by the time the sun sets.

"I do expect that there is a high potential that this fire could double in size by tomorrow," said Chad Morrison, senior wildfire manager for the province, on Friday.

"We have substantially extreme fire conditions in front of us still for the next two days."

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-saturday-1.3571678




A badly damaged swing set sits in a residential neighborhood destroyed by the fire in Fort McMurray, which is still burning out of control. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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