LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials feared a massive wildfire could double in size by the end of Saturday as they continue to evacuate residents of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray from work camps north of Alberta’s oil sands city.
- WARNING: The videos contain mild language.
Thousands more displaced residents were getting a sobering drive-by view of their burned-out city as convoys continued Saturday. The images were largely ones of devastation — scorched trucks, charred homes and telephone poles, burned out from the bottom up, hanging in the wires like little wooden crosses.
Police said many parts of smoke-filled Fort McMurray are burnt and visibility is low. Officers wore masks as they checked homes to make sure everyone was out.
The videos were recorded Tuesday by Michel Chamberland.