Fire Update Report

2020-Jul-08

Discussion

Current and forecast fire danger for the week of July 6 is generally low to moderate for most of the province after recent precipitation. There has been minimal wildfire fire activity for the last week and a significant increase in wildfire activity is not anticipated.
Currently, there are three active fires in the province and no issues are anticipated. There have been 0 new fires in the last 24 hours.

  • FireView 2020 www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Fire-Maps/fireview/fireview.html Always check the current fire danger and forecast weather before your outdoor activity. Thunderstorms often bring lightning and shifting gusting winds. Extinguish your campfires and permitted outdoor fires before the storm arrives to prevent unwanted wildfires.
  • Current fire danger map www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Fire-Hazard/daily-fcst-firehazard.html Outdoor burning is permitted at this time. Provincial Burn Permits are required for outdoor burning (excluding campfires and cooking/warming fires) from April 1 - November 15 and can be obtained from the local Conservation and Climate Office.
  • Always check for provincial and municipal outdoor fire restrictions before burning http://www.manitoba.ca/wildfire/
  • Contact the local Conservation and Climate Office for Provincial Burning Permit information www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Offices.pdf

Human caused wildfires put communities at risk and are preventable. During these uncertain times, it is especially important to be careful while enjoying the outdoors to ensure the health and safety of Manitobans and the fire fighters that respond to wildfires.

  • Please exercise caution when in or near forested areas.
  • Know the local fire danger and be aware of current and forecasted weather conditions.
  • If using an ORV, 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 ORV at all times.
  • Ensure vehicles and trailers are properly maintained and chains are not dragging while travelling. Sparks and heated metal parts have caused wildfires in Manitoba.
  • Never leave your campfire unattended and always extinguish it before leaving.
  • Fireworks and sky lanterns require authorization from an officer for areas within the Burn Permit Area and are not permitted within Manitoba's Provincial Parks.

Please report all wildfires to 1-800-782-0076 (TIPS/Wildfires). Please note the TIP line is for reporting wildfires only. Contact the local Conservation and Climate office for information on specific wildfires.

Next update: Monday, July 13, 2020


79 fires have been reported to date as follows :
Region Active Year To Date Area Burned (Ha)
East 3 57 13771
North 1 8 116
West 0 14 31461

Crews and equipment engaged in today's fire suppression activities
9 Helicopters
2 Waterbombers
18 Extra Firefighters