Fire Update Report

2021-May-07 16:27

Discussion

Fire Danger/Activity: The wildfire danger remains moderate in southern Manitoba and low in northern Manitoba. Due to extremely dry spring conditions in southwestern Manitoba, burning permits will be restricted. Campfires will still be allowed in approved fire pits in provincial campgrounds, but burning permits will not be issued for all other parts of Areas 6 and 7, which include Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Spruce Woods Provincial Forest and surrounding Crown land and the Criddle/Vane Homestead, Turtle Mountain and William Lake Provincial Parks. The Manitoba Wildfire Service will continue to monitor conditions throughout the weekend and may need to implement further restrictions when required.

When considering outdoor activities, ensure mechanical equipment is in good working order as well as clear of debris that may cause unintentional fires. Never leave fires unattended and extinguish all fires before leaving an area. Human caused fires continue to be the concern due to continued dry spring conditions.
Please continue to monitor this website for any updates when planning outdoor activities.

This video from FireSmart Canada explains how simple changes within the home ignition zone can make your home and property less vulnerable to wildfire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ClodnHp2c

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.

  • Always exercise caution when in or near forested areas.
  • Practice Leave No Trace in Manitoba Parks.
  • Know the local fire danger and be aware of current and forecasted weather conditions.
  • Never leave your campfire unattended and always extinguish it before leaving. Drown, stir and repeat until cold.
  • Safely and properly dispose of ashes and charcoal briquettes.

Please report wildfires to 1-800-782-0076 (TIPS/Wildfires) or 911 in municipal areas. Please note the TIP line is for reporting wildfires only. Contact the local Conservation and Climate office for information on specific wildfires.

Current Fire Situation Report: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Fire-Situation/daily-firesituation.html