High Level wildfire evacuees arrive in NWT’s South Slave – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201964 Views

May 21, 2019 –

Families seeking refuge from a wildfire threatening the northern Alberta town of High Level have begun arriving in Hay River and nearby NWT communities.

An evacuation order was issued at 4pm on Monday as a growing wildfire came within a few kilometres of High Level, which has 3,000 residents.

By Tuesday morning, the South Slave’s Kátł’odeeche First Nation said some evacuees had reached the community and more were expected.

“There was a family that came yesterday [and there were] supposed to be more families arriving last night,” Chief April Martel told Cabin Radio.

Read More: https://cabinradio.ca/16101/news/south-slave/high-level-wildfire-evacuees-arrive-in-nwts-south-slave/

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