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A wildfire in Canada which has engulfed the city of Alberta for several days could continue to "burn for months", according to officials.
Chad Morrison of Alberta Wildfires told reporters it was not uncommon to fight infernos in forested areas, like the one raging in Alberta's oil sands city of Fort McMurray, for months.
The blaze forced 88,000 people to flee their homes and destroyed 1,200 properties and it had been hoped people would be able to return home within weeks not months but reports suggest it is still not under control.
Alberta premier Rachel Notley said: "In no way is this fire under control."
A wildfire engulfing Alberta remains "out of control", according to a government official.
So far the blaze, which has been raging in Canada since last Sunday, has forced 88,000 people to flee their homes and has destroyed 1,200 properties.
According to the official, firefighters had had some success in tackling the blaze in parts of Fort McMurray, which has suffered severe damage.
Emergency services are hoping to get a "very good handle on the fire" within the community over the next two months.
And already plans are in place for people to return to oil sands city Fort McMurray within weeks as opposed to months.
Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around the Canadian city of Fort McMurray have fled on the only highway out of the area.
Earlier on Friday, the convoys had been temporarily stranded due to heavy smoke but officials said the majority of vehicles had already passed through town by then.
They have warned the blaze in the oil town, the largest of 40 wildfires burning across the province of Alberta, could soon double in size.
Nearly 250,000 acres (101,000 hectares) have been engulfed in Fort McMurray since the fires broke out last Sunday.
More than 1,600 homes and other buildings have been destroyed and the entire population has fled.
A raging wildfire in Alberta which has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes could double in size on Saturday, according to officials.
Investigators have not figured out what sparked the wildfires that erupted in the heart of Canada's oil sands region last Sunday which so far have forced 88,000 people to flee.
More than 1,600 homes and other buildings have been destroyed so far in the city of Fort McMurray.
"I do expect that there's a high potential that this fire could double in size by the end of the day tomorrow," Chad Morrison, of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Division, said on Friday.
"We have not seen rain in this area for the last two months of significance. This fire will continue to burn for a very long time until we see some significant rain".
A raging wildfire in Alberta has now spread to 210,000 acres following dry and blustery conditions, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity.
Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASA, told CBS: "The flames are moving so fast that they are nearly impossible to fight. In a way, it's a perfect storm."
The Alberta government have confirmed 1,100 firefighters, 145 helicopters and 22 air tankers were currently tackling 49 wildfires across the western and southern parts of the state.
According to local media, over the past 24 hours a further 25,000 people have been evacuated including 8,000 by air.