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Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship

  
2016, August 17 14:34
  
  
  
  
Warmer temperatures and some drying has resulted in a few lightning wildfires. There are no suppression issues and the overall fire danger level remains low.

General Information:

Please exercise caution when in or near forested areas. In areas where ATV use is authorized, please remember to stay on developed trails, stop frequently to check areas around the engine and exhaust for debris and carefully dispose of any debris found. A small shovel, axe, and fire extinguisher should be carried with your ATV at all times.

Open fires are prohibited from April 1 to November 15 annually, except under a burning permit or in enclosed, approved fire pits such as grated campfire pits in provincial campsites. Activities in wooded areas involving fireworks or sky lanterns may also require written authorization during this time period in certain areas.

For information on required authorization or permits and restrictions, please contact your local Sustainable Development office. Municipalities often implement their own restrictions. Please check with your local municipal offices for further information on any local bans or restrictions.

A list of local Manitoba Sustainable Development offices is available at www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/about/who

Up to date wildfire information and links is available at www.manitoba.ca/wildfire

To report a wildfire call 1-800-782-0076 (TIPS / Wildfires). This number is only for reporting wildfires. The TIP line does not have any wildfire status information.

  
  
186 fires have been reported to date as follows :
  
REGION Active Year to Date Area Burned ( Ha )
Northeast 2 96 17068
Northwest 0 17 681
Western 0 6 120
Central 0 32 1761
Eastern 0 35 16680
TOTALS 2 186 36310
  
  
Crews and equipment engaged in today's fire suppression activities
  
5 Helicopters      6  Waterbombers      31 Extra Firefighters
  

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