June 1, 2016
BBC 1.6. 2016
The fire began on 3 May and destroyed more than 2,400 homes and buildings. It shut off nearly a quarter of Canada’s oil production as it approached Alberta’s oil sands.
The fire is still burning and covers about 580,000 hectares (5,800 sq km), including part of the neighbouring province of Saskatchewan, but is not expected to grow significantly.