Fire Update Report

August 23, 2019 10:30
A large cold front currently centered over northern Manitoba and central Saskatchewan, followed by low pressure entering Manitoba from the southwest, will bring showers to all regions of the province this weekend, continuing into next week. This will reduce fire danger levels across the province.

There are 12 active wildfires burning across the province. 276 fires have occurred this year to date, and the average number of fires for this date is 428. A number of wildfires continue to burn in remote areas of the province, however these fires are not threatening any communities and Manitoba Wildfire Program staff continue to monitor all fires and are in direct contact with community leadership, lodge and out-camp owners.

We wish to continue to remind the public that if travelling in areas where backcountry travel is permitted, please remember to stay on developed trails and to check in as required. If you are using an ATV, 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 where permitted. Never leave outdoor fires unattended and always ensure they are fully extinguished before leaving. Please check for Provincial fire and travel restrictions and municipal burning restrictions before your outdoor activity. 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, please contact your local Sustainable Development office.

Please report all wildfires to 1-800-782-0076 (TIPS / Wildfires). (Please note the TIP line is only for reporting wildfires and not for general information.)

276 fires have been reported to date as follows :
REGION Active Year to Date Area Burned ( Ha )
Northeast 6 98 68596
Northwest 0 18 606
Western 0 3 1
Central 1 71 8644
Eastern 5 86 23621
TOTALS 12 276 101468
Crews and equipment engaged in today's fire suppression activities
5 Helicopters      6  Waterbombers      22 Extra Firefighters

    Related links :

Fire Update Reports


Fire Status Reports


Wildfire Program
Manitoba Sustainable Development