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Air ambulance sent to Virden after tornado hits

A tornado hit land near Scarth, in western Mantioba, on Friday evening. (Misheyla Iwasiuk / Twitter)

A tornado hit land near Scarth, in western Mantioba, on Friday evening. (Misheyla Iwasiuk / Twitter)

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.

(Dustin Freeman / Twitter)

(Dustin Freeman / Twitter)

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."

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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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