Pikangikum – Full Evacuation Ordered

Ignition Fires have been set to hamper the growth of the fire near Pikangikum
Ignition Fires have been set to hamper the growth of the fire near Pikangikum

PIKANGIKUM – Chief and Council in Pikangikum have issued an alert for all residents:

“Be advised that a full community evacuation has been declared for the community of Pikangikum. All residents must register at the Pikangikum High School starting at 7:00 am. tomorrow morning.

The EOC is organizing flights, boats and a variety of evacuations methods. Residents will be evacuated to Red Lake as an initial Hub and then marshalled to communities from there.

Self-evacuees must also register in order to be put on the manifest and be supported.

Once again, this is a FULL COMMUNITY EVACUATION. Residents MUST REGISTER at the Pikangikum High School beginning at 7:00 am SHARP. Everyone’s cooperation and patience is required as we try to evacuate the community in the most orderly fashion possible.”