Infographic: How to fight a wildfire

The size of the wildfire currently raging near Fort McMurray has exceeded 100,000 hectares. Here's a graphical look at how firefighters battle blazes of this magnitude.

Size of Fort McMurray wildfire has exceeded 100,000 hectares

The wildfire currently raging near Fort McMurray, Alta., has exceeded 100,000 hectares in size.

How do you fight a blaze of that magnitude? This infographic captures the various tools in the firefighters' arsenal.

Sources: Natural Resources Canada, B.C. Wildfire Service, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, U.S. Forest Service (CBC)