A convoy of evacuees drives south as flames and smoke rise along the highway near Fort McMurray, Alberta on May 6.
Displaced residents at oil field camps north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, got a sobering drive-by view of their burned out city Friday in a convoy that moved evacuees south amid a massive wildfire that officials fear could double in size by the end of Saturday. As police and military oversaw the procession of hundreds of vehicles, a mass airlift of evacuees also resumed.
A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is silhouetted by the setting sun as he is surrounded in smoke from wildfires south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Highway 63 on May 6.
Investigators have not figured out what sparked the wildfires that erupted in the heart of Canada's oil sands region on Sunday and have so far forced 88,000 people to flee.
A member of a helicopter squadron of the Canadian Armed Forces flies over the wildfires in the area of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on May 5.
A giant cloud of smoke hangs over Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on May 5.
Smoke billows from the Fort McMurray wildfires as a truck drives down the highway in Kinosis, Alberta, Canada, May 5.
A Canadian police officer surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on May 5, 2016.
The wildfires raging through the Canadian province of Alberta have grown into a behemoth blaze that has consumed an area bigger than New York City.
Wildfires burn in Fort McMurray in this image posted on Twitter on May 5.
The fires in the province of Alberta have forced 88,000 people to flee and destroyed more than 1,600 structures.
A massive wildfire engulfs Fort McMurray on May 5 after 88,000 people evacuated the area.
Evacuees from the Fort McMurray wildfires use the sleeping room at the "Bold Center" in Lac la Biche, Alberta, on May 5.
Marlee Hildebrandt and her daughter Oakley Hildebrandt, 2, clean cots at a makeshift evacuee center in Lac la Biche, Alberta on May 5, after fleeing forest fires north of Fort McMurray.
A plume of smoke hangs in the air as a forest fires rage in the distance in Fort McMurray, Alberta on May 4.
Burned trees line the roadside after a wildfire raged through the town of Fort McMurray, on Highway 63 to Edmonton, Canada, on May 4.
There were no official reports of casualties.
A helicopter flies past the wildfire in Fort McMurray on May 4.
Smoke clouds move in the direction of an evacuation center set up at Anzac Recreation Center in Anzac, Canada, on May 4.
An evacuee puts gas in his car on his way out of Fort McMurray, Alberta, as the wildfire burns in the background on May 4.
Flames rise in an industrial area south of Fort McMurray on May 3.
Firefighters from across Canada were being mobilized to aid in the fight.
Fires burn at the edge of the road as evacuating motorists flee Fort McMurray on May 3. There were long lines on highways out of the city as frantic residents fled the blaze, and oilsands work camps were pressed into service as emergency shelters.
Evacuating motorists flee a 10,000-square-mile wildfire on May 3, 2016, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The entire population of the Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray was evacuated overnight as authorities battled an out-of-control wildfire.
The raging wildfire in Fort McMurray threatens to engulf fleeing motorists on May 3.