Smoke forces 500 people to leave home

Almost 500 people were evacuated from the remote community of Deer Lake on Thursday as heavy smoke from nearby wildfires filled the air.
Chief Roy Meekis said 244 people had been flown to a centre in Greenstone by Thursday morning with another 234 set to fly out later in the day.
“I’ve been very busy, tired and didn’t sleep much last night,” Meekis said.

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