FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta – Canada's Prime Minister has landed in Fort McMurray to assess the damage caused by a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of more than 88,000 people in the country's oil sands capital.
Justin Trudeau arrived Friday, almost two weeks after a wildfire ignited, tearing through the Alberta town and surrounding areas, causing several oil sands operations to shut down.
Trudeau will meet with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley later Friday.
Officials cannot yet say exactly when residents can return home.
Alberta officials say 2,432 structures have been destroyed, 530 damaged and 25,000 saved.
The fire is now 930 square miles (2,410 square kilometers) in size and has moved away from the city. It's expected to burn in forested areas for at least a few more weeks.