Like this big mushroom cloud’: Residents evacuated Crutwell with fire just 2 km from houses – CBC

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Crutwell’s 2nd evacuation order lifted again after several hours

May 16, 2018

A second evacuation alert for the hamlet of Crutwell has been lifted after about 80 residents have left the small community on Tuesday.
Resident Colin Thole said he’s been praying for the so-called Rally fire to let up for the past two days. It is now over 2,000 hectares in size and not contained.

On Tuesday, after a second evacuation order was called in the community, his family left. Thole and his wife have two children and two cats. It was lifted around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

He said he was eating lunch when an RCMP officer came to the door and gave them a warning. Half an hour later, he came back and told them to leave.

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