Forest fires in the Canadian province of Manitoba burned 19,000 hectares of Natural Disasters
Drought in south-eastern Manitoba caused by the worst fires in the area of 200 square kilometers. Chairman of the City Council Piney says that this is not typical for the month of October, as at this time the rainy season begins. "Winter and Spring of 2011 was a very wet, and in June the endless heat. Now the sky is overcast, but it seems that in the next few days it will rain. "
Wind gusts on Friday 7 October reached 90 miles per hour, making it difficult for fire suppression. On Saturday the two villages, and Sendilends Woodridge, were ordered mandatory evacuation. As a result, about 400 people were evacuated.
It took heavy equipment to root out the thick bushes in Sendilends near where the fire had burned a few kilometers. Though force gusts significantly decreased by Saturday, there were two major fires, one in the north-east of Winnipeg, the other in Riding Mountain National Park.
Numerous highways were closed in Manitoba. To ensure safety in some places built defenses and constantly monitor the situation from the sky.