Wildfire reported in northern Manitoba First Nation

A wildfire was reported in a northern First Nation Monday evening, sending a thick cloud of smoke billowing into the sky.

On Monday evening, Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief David Monias confirmed a wildfire was burning in his community. However, he said the fire did seem to be moving away from the area and confirmed no one had to be evacuated.

“I am getting a report that it’s mostly grass and bush that was on fire,” he told CTV News in an email. “There was a lot of smoke and our fire crew along with RCMP went and assessed.”

He said one road was closed for a couple hours, but has since reopened. He said the situation is being monitored.

Pimicikamak Cree Nation, also known as Cross Lake, is located about 126 kilometres south of Thompson.

CTV News will update this story.

-with files from CTV’s Renee Rodgers

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