A huge wildfire raging near Fort McMurray in Canada has spread south, although a forecast of cooler temperatures and possible rain has raised hopes the blaze can start to be controlled.
The entire province of Alberta is under a state of emergency.
Some 88,000 people have been forced to evacuate the city, while over 1,600 homes and other buildings have been destroyed.
No casualties have been reported as a result of the fires, however at least one fatal vehicle crash has occurred along the evacuation route.
A number of major pipelines have been closed in the oil-producing region, with the blaze halting up to a third of Canada’s daily crude capacity.