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More military aircraft arrive to help evacuate Ontario First Nation as forest fire rages

Pikangikum Hercules

The Royal Canadian Airforce brought in an additional Hercules aircraft and two CH-147 Chinook helicopters Friday to assist in the evacuation of Pikangikum in northwestern Ontario. Fire crews are focusing on the western flank of a 3,000-hectare blaze that has caused a state of emergency in the First Nation, fire officials say.

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