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UPDATE: Grass fire near Forrest

15.05.2018 15:52
By: Matthew Higgs

People are being allowed to return to their homes


Forrest, MB (CKLQ) - People are being allowed to return to their homes after a precautionary evacuation because of a grass fire just south of Forrest.

Highway 10 has also re-opened, after crews arrived and quelled the flames.

Both the Forrest Elementary School and Elton Collegiate were evacuated earlier this afternoon, and residents in the area were also evacuated on the south-west part of the town.

Corporal Mike Boychuk of Blue Hills RCMP says there was some concern after the fire jumped the roadway, but the flames were quickly put out.

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Forrest, MB (CKLQ) - Schools and some homes have been evacuated in Forrest as fire officials battle a grass fire.

Evacuation started at the Forrest Elementary School and Elton Collegiate, while homes were evacuated on the south-west part of the town.

Brandon Fire and Emergency Services are at the scene.

Corporal Mike Boychuk of Blue Hills RCMP says there was some concern after the fire jumped the road onto the eastern side of the road, but the flames were quickly put out.

No word on the cause so far.

We'll continue to update the story when we hear more.