Fort McMurray in flames: The most dramatic images and videos
Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca
Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:27AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, May 6, 2016 9:02AM EDT
Fort McMurray residents fleeing a ferocious wildfire are sharing jaw-dropping footage of their escapes through what resembled apocalypse-like conditions.
An estimated 80,000 people have fled the municipality on a mandatory evacuation order that was expanded late Wednesday night.
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Residents travelling on the main highway out of the city captured footage of towering trees being devoured by flames, while burning debris fell onto the roadway.
CTVNews.ca has rounded up 10 of the most dramatic photos and videos capturing the devastating conditions in Fort McMurray.
Dashcam footage captures fiery embers raining down on the roadway as evacuees flee the Beacon Hill community.
Flames engulf towering trees along the highway.
A time-lapse video shows the fire's endurance.
NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite captured this image Wednesday, which shows burnt areas in brown, smoke in white and active fires in red.
An 'evil sky' hovers over Gregoire Lake with the glow of the wildfires in the distance.
Resident shares video of 'harrowing drive' evacuating Fort McMurray.
'Lord, keep us safe. Get us out of Fort McMurray in one piece.'
Vehicles are bumper-to-bumper as thousands of residents leave the raging wildfire behind.
Strathcona County Professional Firefighters get a brief rest from battling the Fort McMurray blaze in this image posted to Twitter on May 5.
A rooftop view as fires burn in the distance.
'That's the last time I ever saw my house, I know it.'
In a photo posted to Twitter by Alberta RCMP, a mountie surveys the devastation on a street in Fort McMurray.