100 people evacuated as firefighters battle forest fire along Manitoba, Ontario border
A forest fire is raging along the Manitoba and Ontario border Thursday evening.
The fire started north of West Hawk Lake but has since moved east into Ontario.
Water bombers and fire crews from Manitoba and Ontario have been battling the blaze. The water bombers have stopped working for the night.
Pat Harvey, Fire Management supervisor with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, said the fire was roughly 250 hectares in size as of 7 p.m. CT.
The town of Ingolf, Ontario has been evacuated, roughly 100 people according to a tweet from the Ontario Provincial Police.
Residents in the Florence and Marion Lakes areas have also been asked to leave the area according to a statement from the province.
Viewer submitted photos from the south side of West Hawk Lake show heavy smoke in the sky to the north.
No loss or damage to properties have been reported.
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