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Published June 08, 2010, 09:07 AM

Manitoba Evacuation Alert

A northern Manitoba comunity is on evacuation alert as a forest fire burns nearby.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

A northern Manitoba comunity is on evacuation alert as a forest fire burns nearby.

Firefighters and water bombers are trying to stop the flames before they reach Nelson House, north of Winnipeg.

Nelson House Chief Jimmy Moore says buses are standing by, ready to move people out of the area.

He says the wind could push smoke into the community today, threatening children and elders with asthma.

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