Current Fire Update Report


June 18, 2024

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that today’s fire danger level is mainly low across the province, apart from the Interlake and east side of Lake Winnipeg in Berens River and Little Grand Rapids area, where the danger level is moderate.

There are 4 active wildfires currently burning in Manitoba. There have been 57 wildfires to date, Manitoba’s 20-year average is 118 wildfires to date. Of the total fires in 2024, 53 have been human-caused.

Visit Manitoba’s Wildfire Service webpage for up-to-date information.

 

FireSmart Tip

Did you know that storing items such as firewood piles against or near a house is a major fire hazard? 

Tips:

  • Move combustible materials a minimum of 10m from your home.
  • Regularly clean up accumulations


Current Fires of Note

Eastern Region: N/A

 

Western Region: N/A

 

Northern Region: N/A

 

Up-to-date information on road conditions in the effected area can be found at Manitoba511.ca.

 


Click here to view the Fire Situation Report.


Current Air Quality Information

There are no air quality statements in effect at the current time in Manitoba, however wildfire smoke may reduce local air quality in some areas of Manitoba.

Find air quality information: Manitoba - Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) - Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca)

Find origin of wildfire smoke: firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current/

 

Current Restriction Information

There are no fire or travel restrictions in effect at the current time in Manitoba however there may be times when high to extreme fire danger conditions require the Manitoba government to implement fire and travel restrictions within the province.

Manitoba Emergency Management Organization (EMO) continues to support wildfire response activities in collaboration with provincial and federal partners, including Manitoba Wildfire Service. Manitoba EMO will continue to monitor the situation and provide support as required to local authorities.

Provincial burning permits are required for outdoor fires set within the burn permit area from April 1 to Nov. 15 annually. Permits are available at provincial district offices. Provincial burn permits issued under the Wildfires Act may be cancelled or restricted on short notice if fire danger conditions warrant. The province will not issue burning permits for areas where municipalities have implemented burning restrictions. To check for municipal burning restrictions, visit gov.mb.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html.

For more information, contact a local municipality or a Natural Resources office. Burn permit holders should check weather conditions, have adequate suppression equipment, and ensure proper fuel breaks are in place before burning. Never leave an outdoor fire unattended, always extinguish it before leaving and exercise caution around forested areas.

For Manitoba Wildfire Service situation updates, restrictions, and other important wildfire links, visit gov.mb.ca/wildfire/. To report a wildfire, call 911 or the TIP line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.

Manitobans can play a critical role in mitigating the wildfire risk around their properties through FireSmart activities: firesmartcanada.ca.