Family watches on iPhone as wildfire destroys home

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A Ft. McMurray family watched on an iPhone as their home was destroyed by fire. (Courtesy: James O'Reilly)

A massive fire continues to burn in Alberta, Canada.

The Alberta government said the massive fire in the province will cover more than 200,000 hectares (494,211 acres) by Sunday and will continue to grow because of high temperatures, dry conditions and high winds. Chad Morrison of Alberta Wildfire expects to be fighting the fire in the forested areas for months.

The fire has displaced thousands of residents and destroyed countless homes. A Fort McMurray family watched on their iPhone as their home burned to the ground. That video can be seen in the video window above.

If you want to help victims of the wildfires burning in Canada, the Canadian Red Cross is taking donations. Click or tap to donate.

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