Wabaseemoong community members have been asked to evacuate the community.

In a prepared release, the Chief and Council say the Fire Team is asking for a community-wide evacuation for the safety of everyone, including the firefighters. 

Community members that don't have the ability to self-evacuate should visit the Band Office to arrange for supported evacuation.

There are two evacuation options for community members, this includes flying to London or staying at Wauzhusk Onigum.

Chief and Council say this is the final opportunity to evacuate voluntarily, and that if residents choose to stay they need to reach out to community leaders and be prepared to leave on short notice.

Evacuation UpdateCredit: Wabaseemoong First Nation