Forest fires: Val-Paradis declares a state of emergency

Forestfires: Val -Paradise declares a state of emergency

Polyno student residence in La Sarre.

The citizens of Val-Paradis and rows two to seven west of Beaucanton are forced to evacuate their homes and head to the Cité étudiante Polyno de La Sarre.

This is revealed in a press release sent by the secretary-treasurer of the locality of Valcanton, Christine Garant.

The village of Val-Paradis is located in Valcanton in the municipality of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, in Nord-du-Québec, about fifty kilometers from La Saarland.

Evacuated residents must register at Cité Étudiante Polyno even if they have a place to stay, the statement said. The Sûreté du Québec would be present on the ground to supervise the departure of citizens. A command center has been set up at the Valcanton Multiservice Center in Beaucanton.

Authorities are asking citizens affected by this recent measure to evacuate their homes immediately. The latter also ask the population to cooperate with the intervention teams and to avoid frequenting the burned areas.

The Center de services scolaire du Lac-Abitibi confirms that the classes scheduled at the Cité étudiante Polyno are suspended for the day of Monday, June 5, as are the other activities scheduled for the day. and the party. School transportation for the northern sector, i.e. buses one to five and eight, has also been put on hold.

The courses offered by the other establishments of the school service center will take place as planned.