More people expected to flee Pikangikum ahead of fire

More than 1,000 people are expected to be evacuated from Pikangikum First Nation Friday.

A forest fire just a few kilometres away has been burning out of control since Wednesday.

A Canadian Air Force transport plan has been enlisted to help members of the fly-in community near the Manitoba-Ontario border leave.

Video Journalist / Thunder Bay

Willow is an Oji-Cree Anishinabe from Sandy Lake First Nation. Her background is in print journalism and she studied multimedia before entering broadcast news . She is passionate about the stories of the Anishinabe in northwestern Ontario, particularly in the remote north.