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Flin Flon, Man., residents under evacuation warning due to Saskatchewan wildfire

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A wildfire near a stretch of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border has prompted evacuation warnings in some communities.

Residents told to prepare to leave on short notice

A firefighter works in a smoky forest.
This file photo shows a firefighter working north of Prince Albert, Sask. (Liam Richards/Pool)

A wildfire near a stretch of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border has prompted evacuation warnings in some communities.

People in Flin Flon, Man., and in Creighton and Denare Beach in Saskatchewan have been told to prepare emergency bags and be ready to evacuate on short notice.

The fire near Creighton is not contained, and a fresh-air centre is being set up for vulnerable people because of smoke from the blaze, town officials said on social media.

Denare Beach says on its website that there are concerns people in the village could lose highway access and suffer power outages.

Fire bans in the area were issued Thursday.

Creighton municipal officials are asking people to conserve water and say sprinklers have been set up on some town infrastructure as a precaution.

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