Canadian officials are airlifting some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray – the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire.
The entire city – more than 88,000 people – was evacuated three days ago. Most fled south but some went north.
The fire in the province of Alberta has grown to 850 square Kilometre
Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze using helicopters and air tankers.
The blaze has already destroyed more than 1,600 homes and other buildings in fort McMurray.###