Part of First Nation southwest of Edmonton evacuated due to fire

 By Angela Amato THE CANADIAN PRESS Wildfire danger has forced the evacuation of part of a First Nation southwest of Edmonton. Corrine Bell with the O’Chiese First Nation Emergency Management Response Team said Wednesday that 103 people have evacuated the northern area of the reserve. One home has been lost and several have smoke damage. “We’re taking advantage of the gap in weather to tend to hot spots,” said Bell, adding the community is hoping the wind won’t change directions. Bell said even O’Chiese Chief Douglas Beaverbones has been involved in the firefighting efforts on the First Nation, located about 230 kilometres southwest of Edmonton. Six nearby First Nations have also offered their fire services to help. “We’ve had an amazing support system from First Nations,” Bell said. An alert…

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