Transcript for Canada Wildfire Scorches Hundreds of Miles
We go next north of the border, and this evening, for the first time, we are now seeing what's been left after that massive wildfire scorched some 600 square miles and it is still burning tonight. You'll remember some 90,000 people evacuating the fire, sparks flying as they left town. And now, the new images tonight from ground zero of the fire. The once thriving city of ft. Mcmurray. Our Neal Karlinsky was allowed inside that city tonight. Reporter: Inside ft. Mcmurray tonight, pictures of a happy middle class life turned nightmare. House after house incinerated. ABC news was taken behind the fire lines for a first look inside this city ravaged by a firestorm. Take a look. There's just nothing left here. And it's not just this one street. It goes back as far as the eye can see. Block after block, homes just leveled. Tonight, officials say this could be the most expensive north American fire in 45 years, with a price tag as much as $7 billion. 1,600 homes and buildings were lost, but officials stress 80% of the homes are still standing. Little consolation for tens of thousands living in shelters or hotels with no idea what the future holds. All I thought is, dear lord, if you can get my children safe, then I don't care. Reporter: Tonight, firefighters continue working this blaze around the clock, especially with helicopters dropping bucketloads like that one over there. They expect this fire to keep burning for months. David? Neal Karlinsky with us from Canada again this evening.
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