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Blood Tribe declares state of emergency due to nearby wildfire



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Tamara Pimentel
APTN National News
People from the Blood Tribe in Alberta were packing up and leaving their homes to nearby communities all day Tuesday as the nation issued a state of emergency over a nearby wildfire.

The wildfire from Waterton National Park forced approximately 180 band members out of the southwest end of the reserve since early Tuesday morning.

As fire crew fight the blaze, high winds continued to push clouds of smoke toward the reserve lowering air quality.

 

tpimentel@aptn.ca

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