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Manitoba fire forces 785 people from their homes

A large forest fire in northern Manitoba has forced 785 people from their homes in the Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Man.

Forest fire threatens northern Manitoba's Tataskweyak Cree Nation

A large forest fire in northern Manitoba has forced 785 people from their homes in the Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Man. (Google)

A large forest fire in northern Manitoba has forced 785 people from their homes in the Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Man.

The fire has spread across 15,000 hectares of land and remains approximately 8 kilometres northwest of the community.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters have evacuated the community, which is 11 hours north of Winnipeg.

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