Fire has nipped too close for comfort to Wallace Lake near Beresford.
The province says flames came within one kilometre of the southeast corner of lake over the last 24 hours. The 61 cottages there had already been evacuated.
Remote cottages in the area are being protected by sprinklers.
The Beresford blaze has grown in size from 56,000 hectares to 73,000. Most of that fire is burning in Ontario.
The Caddy Lake fire has grown from 5,100 hectares to 5,800. The high winds yesterday spread the fire north.
Fire officials are hoping that breaks in the weather today will help them secure fire lines in both areas.
No new evacuation orders are in place. The province says it spoke to the 38 evacuees from Manitoba cottages Wednesday morning. Evacuees can also call 204-345-1444 for information.
An open house is being scheduled for those affected by the fire at Caddy Lake – the details are still being worked out.
Two aircraft from Minnesota were flown in to protect hydro lines near Kenora yesterday. The BAE-146 jets from Bemidji dropped fire retardant along the lines. Three aircraft from the Northwest Territories are also helping out.
Two new, small fires were reported at Little Grand Rapids yesterday, but they have been contained by water bombers and fire crews.
(Photo from Province of Manitoba)