Fire Fighting in Canada

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More than 1,700 people flown from Pikangikum as forest fire burns nearby

June 4, 2019
By Carey Fredericks

June 4, 2019, Pikangikum First Nation, Ont. – Nearly half of the residents of Pikangikum First Nation have been flown out of the northern community, as a 3,800-hectare forest fire continues to burn just a few kilometres away. The Canadian Armed Forces said Sunday that more than 1,700 Pikangikum residents have left the community, which has a population of about 3,800. CBC News reports. | READ MORE