POLITICS
10/04/2011 09:10 EDT | Updated 12/04/2011 05:12 EST

Town pulls together to vote after fire knocks out power to polling station

MACGREGOR, Man. - A Manitoba town has pulled together to vote after a fire knocked out power to a polling station on election night.

An official involved with reporting results says a farm implement snagged an overhead power line in the town of MacGregor.

That caused a house fire, which knocked out power to buildings, including the town's polling station.

A plumber has provided a generator to the station, while businesses have chipped in with lamps and food.

Officials say voting hours for the station may be extended.