Alberta municipal affairs minister Danielle Larivee is speaking now.
Larivee says cabinet has declared a provincial statement of emergency. She says this will allow the province to access more external resources.
Alberta municipal affairs minister Danielle Larivee says all of Fort McMurray remains in a state of emergency.
Larivee says there has been an accident of Highway 881 with fatalities. Additional fire came out of that.
"The fire is behaving as expected," says a wildfire official.
Alberta Emergency Management says the "sheer number" of evacuees have created challenges. They have opened two more evacuation centres.
"The situation in Fort McMurray is very ... is not stable," says Alberta Emergency Management.
As of one hour ago, downtown Fort McMurray is being held by "herculean efforts," says Alberta Emergency Management.
Transport has set up "refuel stations" along Highway 63, the main road out of Fort McMurray.
Alberta Emergency Management says no one is missing at the moment.
A wildfire official says he expects his firefighters will be fighting the fire for the next couple of days.
An official from Alberta Emergency Management calls the evacuation "organized chaos."
Wildfire officials say the fire is still under investigation. They do not know exactly how it started. Temperatures have been in the high 20s/low 30s with dry conditions.
Emergency management says there are no reports of residents still in town.