Section of Trans-Canada Highway reopens following blaze

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A roaring grass fire that closed a section of the Trans-Canada Highway in east Winnipeg spread to a business that specializes in portable trailers.

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A roaring grass fire that closed a section of the Trans-Canada Highway in east Winnipeg spread to a business that specializes in portable trailers.

Fermor Avenue, which is part of the Trans-Canada, was closed from Symington Road to Navin Road for most of Sunday afternoon because of the fire, which was fanned by winds gusting up to 70 km/h. The road was reopened about 6 p.m.

Flames could be seen rising from one of the trailers at Industrial Trailer Sales on Fermor.

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A grass fire spread to a portable office on the site of Industrial Trailer Sales on Fermor Avenue near Navin Road Sunday. Extremely high winds are making the fire hard to fight.

Winnipeg fire crews were called in to battle the blaze and were bolstered by firefighters from the municipalities of Springfield and St. Clements.

Crews were trying to prevent the flames from spreading to residential areas.

Earlier Sunday, the city issued a ban on open-air burn permits in order to limit the spread of the fire.

 

UNITED FIRE FIGHTERS OF WINNIPEG Crews were called to a huge grass fire, which was whipped by gusting winds, Sunday morning. A section of the Trans-Canada Highway along Fermor Avenue was closed because of smoke.
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Updated on Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:28 PM CDT: update with reopening

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