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Fort McMurray inferno: Scenes from a Canadian disaster

Smoke billows from the Fort McMurray wildfires as a truck drives down the highway in Kinosis, Alberta, Canada, May 5, 2016.

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Fort McMurray inferno

Massive wildfires spread out of control in and near Fort McMurray, Alberta, as strong wind push flames south. Several towns in the oil-rich region have already been completely evacuated as the flames have already engulfed and destroyed much of the city. Over 100,000 people have been evacuated and emergency workers have been airlifting thousands to safety.

This wildfire may be the costliest disaster in Canadian history, and as strong winds persist, the cost, damage and devastation will only continue to grow.

Here are scenes from the disaster.

— By CNBC's Adam Jeffery
Posted 6 May 2016

Mark Blinch | Reuters