‘Evacuated for the Fifth Time’: Worst Wildfires in Canadian History Persist

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‘Evacuated for the Fifth Time’: Worst Wildfires in Canadian History Persist

Wildfires in Canada have forced the displacement of thousands of residents. In Northern Quebec, evacuees from the Cree Nation recently returned home after the smoke cleared, only to evacuate yet again after the fires reignited days later.

We’re being evacuated for the fifth time. The smoke is getting heavier. They say it’s about 10 kilometers away. It’s dropping. How much time? Maybe 20 minutes. Before it drops? Yeah, watch it. All right, guys, we gotta go. Let’s go. In the month of June in New York, everybody was wearing masks and it was apocalyptic. That was the quality of life for Cree Nation for four weeks. Now, that caused a lot of displacement. That’s a lot of stress. That’s a lot of anxiety. We are basically the refugees of climate in this territory. We are constantly escaping either risk of fire or impact of smoke. I never seen so many fires all over. The forest is too dry. That’s why we have so much fires. It’s Jimbo over there. There’s six fires here. Right around, we’re right in the middle of it. Yeah, look, that’s from the fire. They’re needles, they’re falling from the sky. From the fire. The smoke is going up right now. When the — later on it’s gonna come down like a fog. You don’t see, you’re going to have a hard time breathing. That’s what happened last time. We had a headache. A couple of guys were puking. Which way home, man? Which way home? The future — I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. Maybe getting worse with this global warming, I believe.

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