POLITICS

Residents in Manitoba town still out of homes due to wildfire; others back

10/03/2012 10:21 EDT | Updated 12/03/2012 05:12 EST
WINNIPEG - Premier Greg Selinger is heading to southeastern Manitoba to view the destruction caused by wildfires.

Selinger will fly over the small towns of Vita (veye'-tah) and Ross, where residents were evacuated due to the fires.

The premier says the area is very dry and the fire is burning underground

Residents in Ross, about 60 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, are still out of their homes, but those in Vita got the all-clear Tuesday night.

In Vita, four homes burned, as well as a bridge that is the town's main access from the west.

Dennis Smook, the MLA for the area, said officials did a good job of evacuating everyone.

(CJOB)