Fire Update Report

2021-Oct-09 20:52

Discussion

Fire Danger/Activity:
There are currently 40 active fires burning in Manitoba with one new wildfire in the last 24 hours. The fire danger is generally low to moderate due to cooler temperatures and reduced wind speeds. Recent precipitation in the southeast area of the province will allow for burning permits to be issued again in Areas 1 to 5. Provincial burn permits have been cancelled and new permits will not be issued for Areas 6-13 until conditions improve.

Wildfire Prevention:
Manitobans are reminded to exercise caution while enjoying fall activities. Human caused wildfires put communities at risk and are preventable. Please enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

  • 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.

Outdoor Burning:
Provincial burning permits have been cancelled and will not be issued for parts of western region until further notice. Please refer to the Fire and Travel Restriction map above for more information. For all other areas, please ensure you conduct all outdoor activities safely and in compliance with local regulations and restrictions.

  • Provincial burn permits are required for outdoor burning (excluding campfires and cooking/warming fires) in the burn permit area from April 1 to November 15. Contact the local Conservation and Climate office for Provincial Burning Permits and Fireworks Authorization information.
  • Municipal Permits and Restrictions - Check with your local municipality for their permit requirements and view the interactive current municipal burning restrictions at www.manitoba.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html. Please note, the province does not issue burning permits within or areas bordering any municipality where municipal burning restrictions are already in place.
  • Manitoba's Controlled Crop Residue Burning Program (Aug 1 - Nove 15) - Agriculture and Resource Development posts daily authorizations by 11:00. Call 1-800-265-1233 or visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/crop-residue-burning-program/index.html for more information
  • Check the local fire danger and be aware of forecast weather. Strong gusting winds and sudden changes in wind direction can be dangerous.

FireSmart:
Manitobans are encouraged to consider FireSmart activities to protect their home and property from wildfires. Take the free FireSmart 101 online course to learn more about how you can protect your property from wildfire. https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/programs-and-education/firesmart-101/

To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076


459 fires have been reported to date as follows :
Region Active Year To Date Area Burned (Ha)
East 2 208 843599
North 25 153 192227
West 13 98 229897

Crews and equipment engaged in today's fire suppression activities
0 Helicopters
0 Waterbombers
0 Extra Firefighters