Fire in Springfield shuts down streets, leads to school evacuation

Heavy smoke can be seen in the Transcona area Monday as the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service battles a blaze in the RM of Springfield, prompting the evacuation of an elementary school in the area.

The City of Winnipeg said the fire is at Saunders Street and Gunn Road and involves asphalt tankers. The area between Day Street, Redonda Street, North Perimeter and Paulley Drive/Larche Avenue is closed to traffic.

The city advises anyone with breathing conditions to stay inside.

Students at the Harold Hatcher Elementary School are being taken to the Bernie Wolfe School, where parents are asked to pick them up.

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