May 12, 2016

Wildfire smoke from Fort McMurray swirls across Canada in cyclone

Fort McMurray, AB
Canada
by
Angela Fritz
,
Washington Post
Image: NASA
Image: NASA

The wildfire that ignited near Fort McMurray on May 1 is still burning, though the threat to the city has passed. Nearly 90,000 people were forced to evacuate the city last week, and approximately 10 percent of the structures were lost to the fire, which has burned nearly 600,000 acres as of Thursday.

Fire officials say it could take months to fully contain the blaze