Phase 2 Evacuation Complete in Deer Lake

7 planes with over 300 people have been evacuated to Thunder Bay. Phase 1 included those with chronic illnesses and respiratory problems. Phase 2 consisted of children under 2, prenatals and all individuals with respiratory problems. The forest fire watch does not seem to give any encouragement at this time, with Fire 56 being declared out only because it has merged with Fire 34 at 3,200 hectares on Sunday. Fires 27, 28 and 29 have also merged at 5,000 hectares. There are 4 crews altogether fighting this fire. There are 2 Type 1 crews and 2 type 2 crews. This is the fire that has caused the heavy smoke in the community of Deer Lake. Fire 23 is growing in size, and as of Sunday was 4,500 hectares. Fire 21 has been contained at 3,700 hectares. Deer Lake has been fortunate and is staying at the Confederation College campus in Thunder Bay. However, the stress of evacuation seems to weighing on the evacuees, in spite of their gratitude for their beds and rooms. Check out the photos Phase 2 of the evacuations.