While it may not be as large or imposing as some of the fires affecting communities in northern Manitoba, there is a marsh fire in the area near the community of Westbourne.

At approximately 1 a.m., Portage la Prairie fire crews were dispatched to the blaze northwest of Portage. Firefighters are still on scene working and it is being described as a large marsh fire. The fire is approximately 14 kilometers northeast of Westbourne on Road 80N. There is no word on how the fire started.'

More details will be published when they become available.

marsh fire locationThe approximate area of the marsh fire west of Delta Beach