Fire Update Report

  
May 21, 2019 13:49
  
  
  
  
Wildfire crews and municipal fire departments continue suppression work on fires in eastern and central Manitoba. Human caused fires in urban interface areas remain the primary concern due to dry spring conditions. Fire hazard continues to increase across most areas of the province.

Please exercise caution when in or near forested areas. If using an ATV in areas where backcountry travel is permitted, 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.

Home and property owners can take simple steps to decrease their risk of wildfire impacts by reducing or removing wildfire fuels such as leaf and needle litter, dead grass, woodpiles, shrubs and trees, and other flammable materials. For more information on protecting your property from wildfires visit www.FireSmartCanada.ca

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. Activities in wooded areas involving fireworks or sky lanterns may also require written authorization during this time period in certain areas. Visitors to provincial parks should check with park staff for updated information (www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/fire_restriction.html). Additional information on restrictions is available at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html

For information on required authorization or permits, please contact your local Sustainable Development office. Municipalities often implement their own restrictions. Please check with your local Manitoba Sustainable Development district offices and local municipal offices for information on burning bans or other restrictions. A list of local Manitoba Sustainable Development offices is available at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Offices.pdf.

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).

  
  
64 fires have been reported to date as follows :
  
REGION Active Year to Date Area Burned ( Ha )
Northeast 1 2 1
Northwest 0 1 15
Western 0 1 1
Central 13 44 7743
Eastern 2 16 60
TOTALS 16 64 7820
  
  
Crews and equipment engaged in today's fire suppression activities
  
4 Helicopters      6  Waterbombers      3 Extra Firefighters
  

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