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Assiniboine Forest fire under control


Staff writers
April 26, 2012 — Crews in Winnipeg brought a fire under control in the Assiniboine Forest on Thursday.


Crews contained the fire Thursday
Crews contained the fire Thursday

A fire that burned out of control in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Forest Thursday afternoon has now been contained. 

Flames were spotted in the area around 12:30pm. Fire officials arrived and around 5:00pm they had the fire under control and were mopping up hot spots. 

Officials say the fire had an affect on wildlife and the environment, but they were still assessing the damage Thursday. 

Police in Winnipeg had to re-direct traffic in the area because of the smoke and flames. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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