A raging inferno burned over 7,400 acres in a Canadian city and forced around 80,000 citizens to evacuate on Sunday [May 1].

According to police, the blazed skies of Fort McMurray are still filled with smoke and 80 percent of the city’s Beacon Hill community has been destroyed.


Firefighters found the extremely high temperatures and dry conditions created the explosive blaze. The city’s forestry manager Bernie Schmitte said the fire has been almost uncontrollable due to the dangerous conditions of the air.


Around 100 firefighters and nine air tankers have been fighting the blaze since it began, as reported by NBC. According to police as of today there has been no casualties reported and the flames have been decreasing The overall fire has destroyed dozens of homes but the full destruction remains unclear as of now.


Photo: CBC