Wildfire estimated to be 400 acres large burning in southern Manitoba

WINNIPEG — Fire crews in southern Manitoba are working to extinguish a wildfire estimated to be about 400 acres large.

Stuartburn Fire Chief Bob Fostey told CTV News the fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. It is burning roughly seven kilometres southwest of Zhoda.

While fire crews do not yet have the fire under control as it spreads out towards the east and west, Fostey said there have been no evacuations required.

“There has been no injuries or loss of life or loss of property, but we are working at it to extinguish both the east and the west edge of it.”

He said there is no estimated time for when they will have the fire extinguished.

“It depends on our efforts, how much work we will be able to get done tonight and depends on the weather and the wind,” he said. “If it switches then it is a whole new ball game, so we really don’t know at this point.”

Fostey asked residents to stay home and let the fire crews do their work.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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