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A STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the Virden area after a tornado touched down around 8 p.m. Friday.
It came down in the community of Scarth.
Storm chaser Aaron Jayjack posted a video of the twister on Twitter and said that it had hit a farm.
Scarth is just south of Virden, which is 290 kilometres west of Winnipeg, on the Trans-Canada Highway.
The twister was spawned by a severe thunderstorm.
In a tweet around 10:30 p.m., Manitoba Hydro said, "We are responding to damage caused by a tornado in a 20-mile area Scarth to Oak Lake. We have lines down and determining if poles are also damaged. We’ll update as more information is known. Thanks for your patience. Be safe."
Updated on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:08 PM CDT: Adds video posted on Twitter by storm chaser Aaron Jayjack
11:22 PM: Adds Manitoba Hydro tweet
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