Fire Update Report

2022-Aug-16 14:00

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As of August 15th 2022, Manitoba reports 1 new fire start, with 12 active wildfires in the province. Existing wildfires are continuing to be actioned in all regions of the province.

Fire WE026 (Pukatawagan) remains just under 53,000 ha and has been updated to a modified response. Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization and the wildfire service will continue working with multiple agencies and Mathias Colomb Cree Nation to ensure the community remains safe.

As warmer temperatures arrive in the province, crews will patrol and monitor for new fire starts.

To report a wildfire within a municipality, please call 911, or your local emergency number if not served by 911. Wildfires outside municipal boundaries should be reported to 1-800-782-0076 (TIPS / Wildfires) (Please note the TIP line is only for reporting wildfires only. Operators do not have general wildfire information).


122 fires have been reported to date as follows :
Region Active Year To Date Area Burned (Ha)
East 2 13 199
North 1 54 50736
West 6 55 83436

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