Fire Officials say Ontario Wildfire Situation Calming Down, Some Evacuees Returned Home

A thunderstorm brought 60 millimetres of rain to the Pikangikum First Nation in Northern Ontario last night (mon), although lightning striked the community’s water treatment plant causing damage to the facility.


Duane McKay with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency says the northern community still has clean water and that the damage to water facility won’t impact the timeline of when over 400 wildfire evacuees staying in Regina will be return home.


The Northern Ontario community is no longer under an emergency situation as the wildfire situation has stabilized over the last couple of days.


McKay says the evacuees are starting to get used to staying at the University of Regina and that children have been occupied by a wide range of activities such as drawing, playing sports and watching TV.

The Saskatchewan government confirmed a group of 37 evacuees have returned home.



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