3,100 Manitoba wildfire evacuees getting support from Indigenous Services – CBC

Jul 28, 2021

York Factory, Red Sucker Lake residents preparing to go home; 4 other First Nations still evacuated

Four separate fires in eastern Manitoba have merged to become one of the largest single fires on record, a spokesperson for the provincial government said Wednesday.

The fire, near Bloodvein First Nation on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, is now nearly 80,000 hectares in size.

This comes after three fires near Berens River combined to form one single fire on Tuesday.

Hubert Boyd is the fire co-ordinator for the First Nation in charge of evacuations. He remained in Berens River, which is about 276 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-wildfire-evacuations-update-tuesday-1.6120945

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