Around 20,000 individuals are under evacuation orders in Yellowknife, the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories.
Behchoko/Yellowknife and the surrounding areas are seizing as a wildfire rages uncontrollably just under 10 miles away from the city.
Additionally, over 230 active fires are posing threats to various other cities and towns across the region.
Evacuation orders were given by the minister of municipal and community affairs on Wednesday. People left their homes and businesses by car and plane.
Authorities have warned that if there is no rain, the wildfire could reach the area by the weekend.
The government's latest update states, 'These fires are still out-of-control.' As of Tuesday, the fires near Yellowknife were visible from space.
Firefighters, airtankers, and officials are doing their best to fight the fires by working through the night and each doing their part in protecting the city and cabins.
The evacuation order is accommodating those without cars or with health concerns by offering evacuation flights. Boat evacuation is discouraged due to worsening air quality.
On Tuesday, to acquire needed resources to fight the fires, Municipal Affairs Minister Shane Thompson declared a state of emergency