The Washington Post

The blaze has charred over 60,000 acres.

  • Kathryn Prociv
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  • Jul 1
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Fire officials say it could take months to fully contain the Fort McMurray blaze.

High pressure and clear air over the Midwest helps illustrate just how far the effects of the Fort McMurray fire have traveled.

Images of the blaze reveal the tremendous scale of this disaster and its intensity.

Temperatures have shot up more than 30 degrees above normal.

Smoke can already be seen in the sky over the Dakotas.

Friday's showers are providing "a breath of fresh air" for the team on the front lines, but moderately strong winds threaten the southern end on Saturday.

Reports of smokey smells and hazy skies are filtering in from D.C.'s western suburbs.

The Rocky Mount fire smoke plume could be seen from miles away on Tuesday.

Officials don't know what sparked the fire, but they think it was likely human-caused.

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