July 12, 2015 4:24 pm
Updated: July 13, 2015 3:35 pm

Evacuees from Sask. reserve to go home, fires keeping 13,000 out assessed

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WATCH ABOVE: Saskatchewan wildfire evacuees waiting to return home.

Officials say residents of an evacuated reserve in northern Saskatchewan are being allowed to return home today.

Duane McKay with emergency management says wildfires are no longer threatening Grandmother’s Bay.

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He says buses are being arranged to transport at least 130 people back to the First Nation.

A convoy led about 150 people from five other communities in the northeast home on Saturday night.

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Those communities were not under evacuation orders but fires had earlier cut off their road access.

McKay says fire conditions near 50 communities are being evaluated to determine when it might be safe for the remaining 13,000 evacuees to go home.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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