A grass fire has destroyed two bridges near the Manning Canal in the RM of Hanover.

The Hanover Fire Department was called and responded to the scene Wednesday evening as a field fire spread to the nearby 311 bridge and the bridge on Road 26E, half a mile north of the 311. Both bridges were lost.

Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure staff arrived at the scene and ordered for the PR311 bridge to be removed once the fire was extinguished. The Office of the Fire Commissioner is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.

As a result of the incident, Hwy 311 between 216 and 206 will be closed for an extended period.