Clear skies made the Fort McMurray fire visible from space
Clear skies during the Suomi NPP satellite’s pass over of the Fort McMurray Fire, shows the blaze is still raging. The image was captured on May 24, 2016.
The wildfire is now estimated to be over 522,892 hectacres in size (an area larger than the entire state of Rhode Island).
There are currently 1,267 wildland firefighters, 57 helicopters, and 186 pieces of heavy equipment being used to battle the blaze.