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.