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Forest fire smoke forces about 200 evacuees out of 2 Manitoba First Nations – CBC

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by ahnationtalk on July 8, 201926 Views


Babies and people with respiratory conditions will be flown out first

Jul 06, 2019

Billowing smoke from forest fires has forced community members to flee from two First Nations in southeastern Manitoba.

Evacuations are currently underway in Little Grand Rapids First Nation — and will soon begin in Pauingassi First Nation — for people facing the highest health risks due to smoke from nearby wildfires in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.

Babies and people with respiratory conditions started flying out of the remote Manitoba community of Little Grand Rapids First Nation on Saturday night, the chief of the community said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/fire-evacuation-little-grand-rapids-1.5202930

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