UPDATE – (9:23 p.m., Saturday, June 27th) – Statement from La Ronge Mayor Thomas Sierzycki:
Highway 2 now open subject to change without notice as per Highways Manager Jason Senga.
-No fire threat to La Ronge at this time. Smoke may pose a risk in the near future. The situation is being monitored.
-English Bay, Sucker River and Wadin Bay remain evacuated.
-The Clarke and Egg fires are about 20km away from La Ronge. Wildfire management is monitoring these fires.
-two 415s aircraft from Quebec have arrived. The province is also receiving additional initial attack teams that will be deployed in strategic locations.
UPDATE – (5:50 p.m., Saturday, June 27th) – Statement from La Ronge Mayor Thomas Sierzycki:
Highway 2 south by Weyakwin is closed until further notice. Refer to the Highway Hotline for more information (1-800-567-4224). If needed, Highway 969 (Molanosa Road) can be used as a detour.
UPDATE – Saturday, June 27/15
General Evacuation Order remains in effect for the communities of Sucker River, Waden Bay, English Bay and area.
Highway 102 in the Nemiben area is open and the Nemiben Lake road is open.
We registered 338 people from Sucker River, only essential service people in the community and LLRIB Band security services are monitoring homes and buildings.
People evacuated are in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and or with friends and family in La Ronge.
JRMCC is closed as a receiving center but if you still need to register please contact Kyla McKenzie 306-425-7984.
It is recommended that people on the chronic health list, Elders, Children Under 2 years old and expectant mom’s be on stand by due to the smoke.
We are meeting tonight at 6p.m. June 27, 2015 for updates on the fire and smoke.
Chief Tammy Cook- Searson.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band.