More than 1,600 evacuees leaving 4 Manitoba First Nations as wildfires burn near Ontario border – CBC

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More than 1,600 evacuees leaving 4 Manitoba First Nations as wildfires burn near Ontario border – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202111 Views

Jul 20, 2021

Entire populations of Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi will be flown to Winnipeg

Four First Nations in eastern Manitoba are being evacuated because of smoke from forest fires burning near their communities.

The Red Cross says more than 600 people have already been flown out of Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nation.

Over the next few days, the remaining populations of those two First Nations will also leave, amounting to another 500-700 evacuees. The communities are located near the Ontario border and are only accessible by plane.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-first-nations-evacuated-forest-fires-july-2021-1.6109069

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