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Severe storms rip through Saskatchewan, Manitoba

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Monday, July 22, 2013, 9:23 AM -

It was an active end to the weekend in parts of the Prairies as severe thunderstorms ripped through the region Sunday night. 

"The cold front triggered thunderstorms in southeastern Saskatchewan late afternoon Sunday, and pushed into southwestern Manitoba and intensified," says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "There were tornado watches and warnings for the region. There were also reports of funnel clouds, and radar imagery showed signs of rotation in some of these storms." 

Environment Canada says at least one tornado hit a field between Deloraine and Boissevain, Manitoba Sunday night and two possible tornadoes were reported near Waskada and Goodlands.

Large hail and heavy rain were also reported. 

In Winnipeg, lightning is getting the blame for starting a house fire in the city's west end.

One firefighter had to be treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

Take a look at more storm photos through social media. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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