EASTERVILLE – Residents of Easterville and Chemawawin First Nation have been given the green light to return to their homes after wildfires forced them out last week.
A state of emergency was lifted Monday afternoon.
The Manitoba Government says the return of residents will be staggered over the next few days.
Shawn Feely of the Red Cross says he had a positive experience with evacuees.
“This is a very close knit community. They’re supporting each other, we’re working with them to ensure their needs are met, and they’re looking forward to going home.”
The fires forced roughly 2,000 people from their homes, with hundreds of them staying in Winnipeg over the weekend. Other residents stayed in The Pas.
The Province says no structures were damaged.