Manitoba First Nation almost entirely evacuated due to wildfire – Winnipeg

People continue to be evacuated as a wildfire burns near the Mathias Columbus First Nation community near Pucatawagan, Manitoba. According to a spokesperson for the Canadian Red Cross, the entire community of up to 2,000 people expects to be evacuated Sunday night.

Evacuees are staying in hotels in Thompson, The Pass, Brandon and Winnipeg.

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Red Cross Northern Manitoba First Nation evacuations continue.

The Canadian Red Cross said they have not yet needed to use the University of Winnipeg’s emergency shelter, which can hold up to 600 people, even if hotels are full.

On Friday, the province said the fire was roughly 2km in size, or 10,000 hectares.

Residents of Mathias Columbus First Nation are being evacuated due to the wildfire that occurred on Friday, July 15, 2022./Pukatawagan Community Facebook

Courtesy: Matthew Samuel Leo Head/Facebook

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