Northern Community of Stanley Mission Forced Out By Fire

Residents of a northern Saskatchewan community have been forced to leave because of a growing wildfire.

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency says the McCafe fire was less than 20 kilometres from Stanley Mission around midday Friday.

The Lac La Ronge Indian Band emergency response team said on social media that evacuations began in the morning and people were told to pack enough for five days.

In its public bulletin, the public safety agency said there were several crews fighting the fire, including helicopter and air tanker support teams.

It warned smoke could be heavy at times in the area, that Highway 915 might have periodic closures and that power lines along the road could be affected.

The McCafe fire remained uncontained and had grown to more than 110 square kilometres.


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