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Wildfire forces Canadian city to evacuate

Updated 10:17 AM ET, Wed May 18, 2016
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Remains of burned homes are seen in a neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Friday, May 13. A massive wildfire has forced more than 88,000 people from their homes. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Remains of a building stand in the neighborhood of Abasand in Fort McMurray on May 13. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Burned trees dot the landscape in Fort McMurray on May 13. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Fort McMurray Fire Chief Darby Allen look over the devastation during a visit to Fort McMurray on May 13. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Charred remains of homes are seen in Fort McMurray on May 13. Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP
A police officer looks over a destroyed building in the Abasands neighborhood of Fort McMurray on Monday, May 9. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP
Burned ground surrounds a sign welcoming visitors to Fort McMurray on May 9. The wildfire began Sunday, May 1, and had torched nearly 617,800 acres as of May 10, according to Alberta's Wildfire Management agency. The cause of the blaze was unclear. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP
Remains of a burned-out house sit near intact homes in Fort McMurray on May 9. Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP
Smoke fills the air as a police officer checks vehicles at a roadblock along Highway 63 leading into Fort McMurray on Sunday, May 8. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Rodney Howse gets water at a donation center on May 8. The center was established to help evacuees who were forced from their homes by the wildfire. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A ball of flame rises behind abandoned vehicles on Highway 63 near Fort McMurray on Saturday, May 7. Darryl Dyck/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Foundations of homes are all that remain in parts of a residential neighborhood in Fort McMurray on May 7. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Skeletons of patio furniture are seen on May 7. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A helicopter helping with the Fort McMurray wildfire takes off from a staging base near Conklin, Alberta, on May 7. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press/AP
Remains of a home in Fort McMurray are seen on May 7. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Charred vehicles sit in a heavily damaged residential neighborhood on May 7. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Smoke and flames create a dramatic sunset near Fort McMurray on Friday, May 6. Chris Schwarz/Government Of Alberta/Atlas Archive/UPPA/ZUMA Press
A huge plume of smoke from the wildfires rises over Fort McMurray in this aerial photograph taken on May 6. Dyck/Bloomberg/Getty Images
The remains of a swing sits in a residential neighborhood destroyed by the fire on May 6 in Fort McMurray. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A plane drops fire retardant in Fort McMurray on May 6. Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP
A police helicopter lifts off through dust and smoke on May 6. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP
Drivers wait for clearance to take firefighting supplies into town on Thursday, May 5, outside Fort McMurray. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police surveys wildfire damage in Fort McMurray. The RCMP tweeted the photo on May 5. RCMP/AFP/Getty Images
Tyra Abo sits on a cot at a makeshift evacuation center in Lac la Biche, Alberta, on May 5. COLE BURSTON/AFP/Getty Images
A woman picks through donated clothing and goods at a makeshift evacuation center in Lac la Biche on May 5. COLE BURSTON/AFP/Getty Images
The wildfire moves toward the town of Anzac on Wednesday, May 4. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
People camp out at a beach south of Fort McMurray on May 4. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Evacuees watch the wildfire near Fort McMurray on May 4. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Traffic is at a standstill on Highway 63 south as residents flee the wildfire on May 4. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP
Robert Parker, left, and Matt Jones siphon gas from two snowmobiles for their truck on May 4. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
A helicopter flies past the wildfire in Fort McMurray on May 4. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
The wildfire rages through Fort McMurray on Tuesday, May 3. JEROME GAROT/TWITTER.COM/EPA
The wildfire burns through northern Alberta in this image released by NASA on May 3. NASA/EARTH OBSERVATORY/JOSHUA STEVENS/EPA