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Red Pheasant First Nation, Sask. among communities fighting wildfire – CBC

Community was lucky to avoid losing homes, chief said

Oct 18, 2017

The fire that threatened Saskatchewan’s Red Pheasant First Nation was under control as of Wednesday, according to the Saskatchewan government.

“There’s no further threat,” said Ray Unrau, a government spokesperson.

When Nathan Arias went to the community on Tuesday — located about 150 kilometres west of Saskatoon — it looked to him like the whole community was burning.

“It looked massive,” he said of the fire that threatened his community. “It was a sight to see.”

Unrau acknowledged the now-extinguished fire was “rather significant.”

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