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Voluntary evacuation notice issued for Manitoba community

July 3, 2013, Gillam, Man. - A forest fire helped by high winds painted the Gillam sky dark orange Monday afternoon, covering the northern Manitoba town in ash and sending residents into their homes. The fire, which was burning 36 km west of Gillam and according to Manitoba Conservation still raging Tuesday afternoon, wasn't considered a concern for the town of 1,200 but the events of Monday persuaded town officials to issue a voluntary evacuation notice for the area. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.

July 3, 2013
By The Winnipeg Free Press

July 3, 2013, Gillam, Man. – A forest fire helped by high winds painted the Gillam sky dark orange
Monday afternoon, covering the northern Manitoba town in ash and sending
residents into their homes. The fire, which was burning 36 km west of
Gillam and according to Manitoba Conservation still raging Tuesday
afternoon, wasn't considered a concern for the town of 1,200 but the
events of Monday persuaded town officials to issue a voluntary
evacuation notice for the area. The Winnipeg Free Press reports. | READ MORE


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