RED LAKE – There is positive news on the fire fighting front from Red Lake.
Red Lake Reports, “We have received positive reports from the MNRF with regards to the status of RED49. The fire is now 100% contained.
“We thank all those essential services for their tremendous work! The MNRF Fire Fighters, Volunteer Fire Fighters as well as all other essential services who remained in the community to ensure the safety and well-being of our community and residents.
“This is great news HOWEVER residents need to be patient as we start the repatriation (re-entry of residents into the community). Crews are in the process of restoring critical infrastructure (Natural Gas) in order to first get our Hospital running at full capacity. Further, other essential services need to be restored such as grocery stores, gas stations, etc.
“We remind residents that there continues to be an Implementation Order in effect until further notice and no person (other than essential personnel) shall enter the community and surrounding areas without a travel permit. To obtain a travel permit please call (807) 727-1349, (807) 727-1338 (807) 727-1333.”