The massive wildfire raging in Canada has grown 8 times since Wednesday

A Canadian Joint Operations Command aerial photo shows wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
CF Operations/Handout via REUTERS

A massive wildfire has been raging in Fort McMurray, Alberta – the center of the Canadian oil industry – forcing the entire town of over 88,000 people to evacuate.

And it’s still burning out of control.

The fire’s area grew eight times overnight, according to satellite images from NASA’s Earth Observatory.

See for yourself, in this tweet from Judy Trinh, a CBC reporter:

If the entire town has to be rebuilt, insurers estimate that the damage caused by the fire could hit up to $9 billion dollars, according to the CBC.

It would be by far the costliest disaster in Canadian history.

A Mountie surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in this twitter image posted on May 5, 2016.
RCMP Alberta/Handout via REUTERS