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July 22, 2021

Drone Use near Forest Fires

Manitoba Parks reminds us that the use of drones near forest fires is prohibited by Transport Canada and is subject to fines and jail. Drones can interfere with aircraft working on the emergency response and a collision could have serious consequences or even lead to a crash. Water bombers and helicopters are unable to work […]

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July 20, 2021

Wildfire Restrictions July 20 Update – Caddy Lake Tunnel Closed

Manitoba Parks has advised that the Whiteshell area is still in a Level 3 fire ban. One notable change is the closure of the first tunnel between Caddy Lake and South Cross Lake. The following previously announced restrictions remain in place Backcountry travel is restricted.  Several trails and water routes are closed in areas with […]

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July 19, 2021

JULY 19 WHITESHELL WILDFIRE UPDATE

Manitoba Parks reports that the Crow Duck fire continues to burn but is not a concern at this time Heavy smoke in the Whiteshell is attributed to fires in Ontario & elsewhere (not caused by Crowduck). No new fires have been reported today. No aircraft in the air due to the smoke in the area. […]

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July 18, 2021

July 18 New Fire South of Crowduck

Manitoba Parks has confirmed that 2 crews are enroute to a new fire south of Crowduck.  Pictures were shared with us via Facebook by Erin Preachuk Kerby  

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July 18, 2021

JULY 18 WHITESHELL WILDFIRE UPDATE

Received a report last night from a Water Bomber pilot that they have run into cases ( in the Whiteshell) where people are flying drones in the area of the fires & even had a case where a float plane entered the flight path of one of the water bombers. In either case it will […]

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July 17, 2021

South East Whiteshell Fire Department at July 16 Falcon Lake Fire

Thanks to the South East Volunteer Fire department for assisting with yesterday’s fire at Falcon Lake with their fire boat. These folks are true volunteers and do not take a wage for their time to fight structural fires, attend highways accidents, search and rescue events and assist the MB Wildfire Service. The SEWFD maintains charitable […]

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