Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Cottages Evacuated Due to Wildfires Burning in Manitoba and Ontario

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Cottages Evacuated Due to Wildfires Burning in Manitoba and Ontario

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More cottages evacuated in Manitoba, Ontario

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BERESFORD LAKE, Man. - Hundreds of cottagers have been evacuated as two fires burning on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary continue to challenge crews.

On Monday, 61 cottages and a lodge were evacuated at Wallace Lake because of the fire near the Beresford subdivision at Nopiming Provincial Park.

That fire is about 500 square kilometres, most of it in Ontario.

Further south, a 28-square-kilometre fire prompted an evacuation of the east shore of Caddy Lake.

Gary Friesen, the manager of Manitoba's fire program, said the winds have been making the situation worse.

Sprinklers have been set up to protect homes and cottages near both fires.

No cottages have been damaged so far.

Meanwhile, about 100 evacuees from Ingolf, Ont. …

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