Images from the ground and satellites have helped quantify the destruction, but this shot from the International Space Station somehow ties the scale of the destruction together much more clearly.

The photo was taken by an Expedition 67 crew member on May 14th, from 240 miles away.

Yes, the astronauts have some pretty sweet cameras.

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In the top of the river, you can see the Athabasca river, and the oil sands that give Fort McMurray a reason for existing.

This photo was taken four days ago; since then, the fire has been driven further north, into the mining camps you can just see in the top of the image.

Firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze, but until a combination of lower winds and rain comes together, it will be difficult to get the situation under control.

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