A fire burning out of control near McMunn has been contained. That, is according to the Manitoba Wildfire Service. 

On Thursday evening, the Manitoba Wildfire Service responded to a wildfire about 2.5 kilometres from McMunn along the Trans Canada Highway. The fire is approximately seven hectares in size.

Due to the proximity of the fire, westbound traffic along the Trans Canada was rerouted for approximately three hours.

Manitoba Wildfire crews, as well as the Rural Municipality of Reynolds Fire Department, water bombers and a Bird Dog aircraft were involved in suppression efforts. Crews have contained the wildfire and do not expect any further delays along the Trans Canada Highway.

The preliminary investigation shows the wildfire probably started as the result of the mechanical failure of a vehicle.

Crews will continue to work on the fire and motorists are advised to be cautious and reduce speed in the area.

A water bomber responds to the wildfire near McMunn (Photo credit: Facebook.com/Nicolas J Friesen)(Photo credit: Facebook.com/Nicolas J Friesen)