Alberta wildfire out of control: 1,370 square miles torched, and counting
The mammoth inferno devastating northern Alberta has now destroyed more than 877,000 acres -- more than four times the size of New York City.
Well over 1,700 firefighters are trying to get a grip on the blaze, which started May 1 near Fort McMurray.
But as of Wednesday, the fire is still 0% contained, the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry department said.
Even worse: The blaze is marching east toward Saskatchewan and will likely reach the province Wednesday, Alberta wildfire official Chad Morrison said.
By the numbers
877,000: Acres scorched
1,370: Square miles burned
4.5: Times that New York City could fit in the area
0%: Amount of the blaze contained
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