Wildfire evacuations complete for now: Red Cross

A Canadian Air Force plane unloads wildfire evacuees last week. (Source: Daniel Timmerman/CTV News)

Source: Beth Mcdonell, CT News, September 4, 2017 

The Canadian Red Cross says the evacuations from northern communities affected by wildfires are complete for the time being.

The agency said Monday about 4,300 people from the Island Lakes region, which includes Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point and Garden Hill First Nations were flown out of their communities.

A Red Cross spokesperson told CTV News about 760 people have arrived in Winnipeg over the past two days, and it’s now been advised from community leadership that no further evacuations are needed at this time.

An event to support evacuees is being held in Winnipeg Monday at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, with music, snacks, and a meal at 3 p.m. Donations are being accepted.

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