Canada evacuates by air remote indigenous community due to wildfire

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces help evacuate people due to wildfire concerns in Pikangikum First Nation, 500 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, May 30, 2019. Photo taken May 30, 2019. LS Dan Bard/Department of Defense/Handout via REUTERS

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s military began evacuating by airplane 1,600 “vulnerable” people from a remote indigenous community in Northern Ontario due to a wildfire and concern about the smoke, the public safety ministry said on Friday. “We’re trying to get as many aircraft into the area as we possibly can. We’ve got to make sure […]

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