Little Grand Rapids First Nation residents return home after wildfire smoke evacuations

Residents from Little Grand Rapids First Nation are returning home after being evacuated due to wildfire smoke in the area over the weekend.More than 105 Priority One residents were moved to Winnipeg on Sunday, staying in hotels since their arrival.Priority One residents include the elderly, babies and those with respiratory issues.READ MORE: Manitoba Red Cross evacuating residents from 2 First Nations due to wildfire smokeManitoba Red Cross says it’s now safe for them to return home. Some will fly home Thursday, while the rest will return Friday.An additional 115 individuals…

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Manitoba Red Cross evacuating residents from 2 First Nations due to wildfire smoke

The Canadian Red Cross is assisting in the evacuation of residents from Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations due to wildfire smoke in the communities.In a statement, the Red Cross says it will be evacuating “Priority 1” residents, which include the elderly, babies and those with chronic respiratory problems.READ MORE: Experts forecast wildfire danger increasing in parts of Western CanadaStory continues belowA maximum of 150 residents from Little Grand Rapids should be completely evacuated by the end of Sunday, while up to 50 residents will be evacuated from Pauingassi…

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Arson charges in Little Grand Rapids fire that forced thousands to evacuate

Three people have been charged with arson in a 2018 wildfire on Little Grand Rapids First Nation that forced more than 2,000 residents of two communities to evacuate.By the time it was contained, the fire, which started May 21 of last year, had burned 29,000 hectares of forest in Manitoba and 3,000 in Ontario.READ MORE: Manitoba wildfire evacuees to return to Little Grand RapidsThe blaze also damaged a kilometre of Hydro line, six homes, an equipment warehouse and a substation on Little Grand Rapids First Nation, 15 buildings at Moar…

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