Canadian fire has grown twice as big in one day

Smoke and flames from the wildfires erupt behind cars on the highway near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Forest fire in the Canadian province of Alberta is still out of control. During Saturday it has spread to double the area.

The government of Alberta says Saturday night that the powerful fire now covers an area of over 2,000 square meters, and that it continues to grow.
– This is still a large, uncontrolled and dangerous fire, said Emergency Minister Ralph Goodale earlier Saturday.
According to Goodale, the flames has destroyed an area of over 1,570 square kilometers since the fire broke out May 1st.

Over 1,400 firefighters, 133 helicopters and at least 27 aircraft contributes to extinguish the total of 43 fires in Alberta. Seven of them are completely out of control, authorities said.