At least three wildfires are burning around an Alberta, Canada, town, and video shows the flames approaching businesses, homes and cars — way too close for comfort.
Around 500 people were forced to evacuate their homes in the town of Fort McMurray on Sunday, according to the Edmonton Journal. In the neighborhood of Gregoire, Fort McMurray Mayor Melissa Blake declared a state of emergency.
The wildfire ignited on Sunday afternoon and grew to 300 acres by Sunday night.
The smoke is causing horrible air quality in the area, and officials are warning of high health risk. "Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties," an alert webpage reads. "Find an indoor place that's cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air."
Unfortunately, hot and dry weather conditions are expected to continue this week, which will make it hard for firefighters to extinguish the ongoing blazes — and even more difficult if new ones ignite.