Wildfire near La Ronge forces 685 to Alberta – CBC

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Wildfire near La Ronge forces 685 to Alberta – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2015232 Views

23 buses leave with town’s residents; Canadian Forces to help fight fires, settle evacuees

Jul 05, 2015

As of Sunday afternoon, 685 people from the La Ronge area in central Saskatchewan were sent by bus to Cold Lake, Alta., the latest wave of people forced from their homes by a raging wildfire.

An estimated 7,900 residents from La Ronge, Air Ronge and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band have now been evacuated under an order issued jointly by local leaders and the provincial government, which reported on Sunday the Egg fire had moved within five kilometres of the La Ronge town site.

The La Ronge area is approximately 430 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

In addition to Canadian Armed Forces personnel working in Cold Lake to help settle evacuees, 1,000 more are expected to arrive in Saskatchewan to help fight the La Ronge-area fires, government relations spokesman Duane McKay said.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/wildfire-near-la-ronge-forces-685-to-alberta-1.3138947

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