CBC reporter Marion Warnica just told CBC News Network of the chaos during the evacuation.
Many people in Fort McMurray are from the Maritimes and don't have cars because they fly in for work.
Warnica said many people ran out of gas. People are being warned not to hit the highway without sufficient fuel to reach their destination because of gas shortages.
Matthew Anderson, wildfire information officer, tells CBC Edmonton the weather looks bad today, with extreme hot and dry conditions.
"It's going to be another tough day for the crew," he said.
They're waiting for first light to get started.
Robin Smith, press secretary for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, says currently there are no active structure fires burning at this time. They've all been taken care of by fire crews.
He says right now the focus is on the preservation of life and critical infrastructure.
Robin says much of today's focus will be on protecting the neighbourhoods of Kimberly and Thickwood.
Speaking at an anti-ISIS conference in Germany, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Alberta made an official request for assistance last night.
The co-ordination is being done through the lead department, Public Safety.
The Department of National Defence will make all assets available.
Public Safety officials will provide an update later in the day.
From the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo:
This is that update in full.
Another update on homes affected by the fire is expected at 10 a.m. MT.
Briar Stewart, speaking from the fire hall in the south of the city, told CBC Edmonton officials are focused on the neighbourhoods of Thickwood and Timberlea today.
Beacon Hill has lost 80 per cent of its homes, which would mean more than 500 homes have been destroyed.
The U.K.'s national weather service:
There is no fuel available at Wandering River, CBC Edmonton reports.