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Manitoba wildfires pose health hazard

May 17, 2012, Badger, Man. – Wildfires continue to rage in southeastern Manitoba but crews gained ground yesterday by holding back all three fires for the first time since the weekend.

May 17, 2012
By The Canadian Press

May 17, 2012, Badger, Man. – Wildfires continue to rage in southeastern Manitoba but crews gained ground yesterday by holding back all three fires for the first time since the weekend.

Now Manitoba Conservation is warning smoke from the fires may pose a health hazard.

The government says people at risk include children, the elderly and people with heart or lung conditions including asthma.

The largest wildfire is still the one near the tiny community of Badger.

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Some people who were evacuated from the area as a precaution were allowed to return home briefly to get some personal belongings.