Virtually everyone out’ as wildfire closes in on Mathias Colomb Cree Nation – CBC

Fire 1st detected Wednesday, evacuations started Thursday

Jul 18, 2022

A handful of emergency support workers, along with Chief Lorna Bighetty and her husband, are the only people remaining in fire-threatened Mathias Colomb First Nation in northern Manitoba after four days of evacuations.

An estimated 2,000 residents have left and the Bighettys are poised to join them at some point on Monday.

The chief is just waiting to be 100 per cent certain no one is being overlooked at any campsites around the island-dotted community about 700 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg

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