Woman forced from home by fires gives birth to baby evac­uee

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE / CANADA -

Saskatchewan has a tiny new evac­uee fol­low­ing the birth of a baby girl to a woman forced from her home by for­est fires.

Cas­san­dra Clarke, her hus­band, Ed­mund, and 10-yearold daugh­ter Cait­lyn have been stay­ing with fam­ily since hav­ing to leave La Ronge more than two weeks ago.

Now they’ve wel­comed An­nie Flora Lee Clarke to their world.

The Clarkes had just fin­ished watch­ing a movie in Prince Al­bert on Tues­day night when Cas­san­dra’s wa­ter broke.

Three hours later, she gave birth to An­nie.

The Clarkes had to leave most of their baby sup­plies be­hind dur­ing the evac­u­a­tion, but have been helped out by fam­ily and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

“We were pre­pared at home and then we left ev­ery­thing there,’’ Cas­san­dra Clarke said. “We were stay­ing in Birch Hills at my friend’s place for the first 12 days. The com­mu­nity got to­gether and do­nated some stuff.”

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