Saskatoon

Bags being stolen from forest fire evacuation centre, evacuee says

Travis Henderson says that bags are going missing at the Saskatoon evacuation centre for people impacted by the northern forest fires.

Cars being broken into, Travis Henderson says

More than 1,200 evacuees from Northern Sask. are staying here in Saskatoon. (CBC News)

Travis Henderson says that bags are going missing at the Saskatoon evacuation centre for people impacted by the northern forest fires. 

"People are stealing stuff," the 21-year-old from Montreal Lake Cree Nation said. "People breaking in to their cars and stuff, too."

Travis Henderson left Montreal Lake Cree Nation on Sunday. (Madeline Kotzer/CBC)

Saskatoon police said that they haven't taken any reports of theft within the evacuee centres. 

Staff and security will be upgraded over the weekend, said Carrie Kamps, from Saskatchewan's Ministry of Social Services. 

Henderson arrived at the Saskatoon Soccer Centre on Sunday and hopes to return home tomorrow. 

"I am getting pretty bored, so I started helping out with the Red Cross," he said. 

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