Fire Update Report

July 4, 2019 11:58
There are currently 25 active fires burning across the province. Rain showers through parts of the province has provided opportunity for provincial fire crews to make good progress on existing fires. Minimal precipitation is expected over the next few days and additional hold over lightning fires are continuing to occur. Dry conditions remain in the forecast for the remainder of this week and into the weekend for the areas of highest fire activity including the area east of Lake Winnipeg, the Gods Lake and Island Lake regions.

Provincial fire crews are focusing their efforts on fires near the communities of Poplar River, Red Sucker Lake, Little Grand Rapids and Gods Lake Narrows. Each of the communities may experience smoke conditions over the next couple of days depending on wind directions. Manitoba Wildfire Program staff are in direct contact with community leadership.

Two large fires continue to burn in a remote area between the communities of Poplar River and Island Lake. These fires are not threatening any communities, however, smoke will drift into the communities based on wind direction. Manitoba Wildfire Program staff continue to monitor these fires and is in direct contact with community leadership, lodge and out camp owners.

With the increasing fire hazard in Eastern Manitoba, 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. 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. Never leave campfires unattended and always ensure they are fully extinguished before leaving.

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. For information on required authorization or permits, please contact your local Sustainable Development office. Municipalities often implement their own restrictions so please check with your local municipal offices for more information on fire restrictions and burn conditions.

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).

175 fires have been reported to date as follows :
REGION Active Year to Date Area Burned ( Ha )
Northeast 5 39 43118
Northwest 3 14 252
Western 0 3 1
Central 1 61 8604
Eastern 16 58 3267
TOTALS 25 175 55242
Crews and equipment engaged in today's fire suppression activities
16 Helicopters      6  Waterbombers      109 Extra Firefighters

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