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Wildfire raging in Alberta has spread into Saskatchewan

  • In this Friday, May 13, 2016 photo, the charred remains of various structures, buildings and vehicles litter the neighborhood of Abasand in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 residents who fled Canada’s main oil sands town because of a massive wildfire could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe, officials said Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this Friday, May 13, 2016 photo, the charred remains of various structures, buildings and vehicles litter the neighborhood of Abasand in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 residents who fled Canada’s main oil sands town because of a massive wildfire could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe, officials said Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Friday, May 13, 2016 file photo, This aerial photo shows the charred remains of homes in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 residents who fled Canada’s main oil sands town because of a massive wildfire could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe, officials said Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    FILE - In this Friday, May 13, 2016 file photo, This aerial photo shows the charred remains of homes in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 residents who fled Canada’s main oil sands town because of a massive wildfire could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe, officials said Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A massive wildfire raging in Canada's oil sands capital has moved into Alberta's neighboring province of Saskatchewan, but officials hope cooler temperatures and rain forecast for the coming days will help mitigate its spread.

Thursday's news of the fire's spread into comes a day after officials said that the more than 80,000 residents who were forced to evacuate Fort McMurray and surrounding regions two weeks ago could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe.

Alberta senior wildlife manager Chad Morrison said Thursday that the fire has grown to 1,930 square miles (5,000 square kilometers) but is moving away from oil sands facilities in northern Alberta.

Morrison says the blaze has burned the same amount of forest as all fires consumed in Alberta last year.