According to the extended mandatory evacuation order issued on Wednesday night, residents of communities near the city including Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation, i.e. almost 50 kilometres south of Fort McMurray, have also been asked to leave the area. Whereas the RCMP officers informed residents door-to-door around 11 p.m. in order to ensure everyone got out of the affected communities. Majority of the evacuees have sought refuge at the nearby oil worker camps and in communities like Lac La Biche and Edmonton. Meanwhile, officials confirm that over 225 firefighters are currently working with heavy equipment and air support to battle the flames, which are nearing Fort McMurray’s airport. Earlier on Wednesday, crews successfully prevented the flames from reaching Fort McMurray’s water treatment plant.