The state of emergency in southeastern Manitoba has been lifted and families who lost their homes to grass fires are now rebuilding.

Jim Swidersky, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn said the state of emergency ended after a council meeting Tuesday evening.

Four families' homes burned down earlier this month — one in the town of Vita and three in the nearby rural area — as grass fires raged through the area.

A low bridge in the area, on Highway 201, also burned and collapsed. That led to two vehicles crashing through the burnt-out span.

It has since been replaced by culverts and reopened.