Wildfire in Assiniboine Forest leads to heavy smoke

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was on the scene of a large fire in Assiniboine Forest for several hours Saturday.

A city spokesperson said fire crews were called to a wildfire at 4:33 p.m., including the WFPS Wildland Unit.

Residents were being asked to avoid the area.

Heavy smoke from the fire could be seen in the area and hampered visibility for drivers on the Sterling Lyon Parkway.

The city advised those with respiratory conditions to stay indoors and keep their windows closed due to smoke in the area.