Wildfire forces evacuations from Tataskweyak Cree Nation in Manitoba – CBC

Red Cross working to move out individuals with the highest health concerns

Aug 04, 2021

A wildfire in northern Manitoba has forced some people on a First Nation to leave their homes and community.

The Red Cross is working with Tataskweyak Cree Nation — also known as Split Lake — to provide evacuation support for individuals with the highest health concerns.

About 100 people were bused to Thompson Tuesday evening then flown to Winnipeg, where they have been set up in hotels.

“We don’t know how long this response will last,” a Red Cross spokesperson said in an email.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/wildfire-evacuation-tataskweyak-cree-nation-manitoba-1.6128923

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