A massive wildfire has been raging in Fort McMurray, Alberta — the center of the Canadian oil industry — forcing the entire town of over 88,000 people to evacuate.
And it's still burning out of control.
The fire's area grew eight times overnight, according to satellite images from NASA's Earth Observatory.
See for yourself, in this tweet from Judy Trinh, a CBC reporter:
NASA photos show just how much bigger Fort McMurray wildfire is today May5. #FortMacFire grew 8x overnight pic.twitter.com/Gxb0irymvk — Judy Trinh (@JudyTrinhCBC) May 5, 2016
NASA photos show just how much bigger Fort McMurray wildfire is today May5. #FortMacFire grew 8x overnight pic.twitter.com/Gxb0irymvk
If the entire town has to be rebuilt, insurers estimate that the damage caused by the fire could hit up to $9 billion dollars, according to the CBC.
It would be by far the costliest disaster in Canadian history.
SEE ALSO: A massive wildfire in Canada has destroyed 1,600 homes and forced 80,000 people to flee
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