Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 9:35 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 9:35 PM ET

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National Audio 9:35 PM ET

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NAT093 - (Anita-Place-Fire) MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. x-12s. Residents of a controversial homeless camp in Maple Ridge, B-C, are figuring out what's next after police and firefighters evacuated the site today. Speaking outside the police tape, 28-year-old John Newton says he was the last resident to leave the tent city known as Anita Place. He describes three fires at the encampment since Wednesday as "intense." ("..tears, terrified.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Both the City of Maple Ridge and the B-C Ministry of Housing say they're providing emergency support services for campers, including meals and shelter. The provincial fire commissioner issued the evacuation order Friday, after three fires destroyed part of the camp and were accelerated by exploding propane cylinders. …

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