It’s a better day than Sunday on the fire line near Fort McMurray, but officials say conditions could change as the temperature rises and if the wind kicks up again.
Aircraft dropping fire retardant are working with crews on the ground to protect homes from a uncontrolled wildfire close to the city.
The province has deployed two air tanker groups and eight helicopters to fight the flames as crews and heavy equipment try to contain the one-square-kilometre fire in very thick smoke.
About 700 people remain out of their homes due to a mandatory evacution order south of Fort McMurray.
The order was issued Sunday night for residents of the Centennial Trailer Park and Prairie Creek neighbourhoods.
The province is bringing in more aircraft and ground crews to fight the fire.
There are no reports of injuries, but air quality is a concern because of the smoke.
As well as the mandatory evacuation, about 33-hundred residents of a suburb called Gregoire on the edge of Fort McMurray are on a voluntary evacuation notice.