Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR06 - (Sask-Wildfire)

PELICAN NARROWS, Saskatchewan. x-09s. Smoke from a forest fire about 20-thousand hectares big has prompted an evacuation order in the northeastern Saskatchewan community of Pelican Narrows. The fire has breached the highway that runs through the community, so emergency management commissioner Duane McKay says it will be closed at times. McKay says people who want to leave can be escorted out in the early morning or evening when the fire is typically quieter.

("...through safely.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Emergency social services is helping more than 15-hundred evacuees, mostly from Pelican Narrows, but also from the nearby communities of Sandy Bay, Birch Portage and Jan Lake. …

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