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Water treatment plant blaze leads to evacuation of some residents from First Nation community

Fire leaves residents with no access to running water or bathroom usage

July 11, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Thunder Bay, Ont. – Hundreds of residents from the Eabametoong First Nation near here have been evacuated after a fifth day without access to running water. The community’s water treatment plant caught fire last week, leading to a declared state of emergency. The blaze shut down access to drinking water and for bathing purposes. Additionally, it has prevented bathroom usage, leading to the smell of sewage in many homes. CBC report | READ MORE

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