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May 19, 2021

May 19 Morning Wildfire Update

11:00 AM Update Manitoba Parks has confirmed the following and will report again this afternoon. Whitemouth Bog Fire – Fire is showing signs of cooling,  six crews on the fire today.  PTH 307 will remain closed for today with ongoing re-assessment based on fire activity. Sailing Lake Fire – Six crews working the fire. No […]

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May 18, 2021

May 18 Evening Wildfire Update

Manitoba Parks has provided the following update as of 8:30 PM The Whitemouth Bog continues to burn, one water bomber is currently working the fire, along with crews. PTH 307 will remain closed tonight. Parks staff carried out proactive messaging to be ready for possible evacuation to cottages/campers in the area. The Sailing Lake Fire […]

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May 18, 2021

Florence, Nora Lakes & Ophir Fire Update

As of the afternoon of May 18, there is a fire near Ophir and Nora Lake.  Please leave immediately if you are in the area.  Conservation is NOT letting anyone in to area unless they are there to pick someone up. The fire is currently west of North Cross Lake.  See Natural Resources Canada Map […]

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May 18, 2021

May 18 Other Fire News in South Whiteshell

As of  1:30 pm May 18 update from Manitoba Parks  “Just got an update on the Caddy area, it’s a 10 Ha fire in the Ophir area.”   Updates from unofficial Sources (sure all referring to same fire) Jessica Lake , there is big smoke cloud billowing on the far shore towards Caddy Lake! I […]

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May 18, 2021

North Whiteshell Fire Update May 18 / Seven Sisters / Otter Falls Area Updated

Manitoba Parks provided the following update May 18 1:52 PM Conservation and Climate is taking a proactive measure with recent fire activity in the vicinity of the North Whiteshell Provincial Park Area. Cottagers are asked to have a bag ready in the event they are asked to evacuate. Cottagers will be notified by phone if […]

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May 14, 2021

May 14 South Whiteshell Fire Afternoon Update

Manitoba Parks has provided the following updates this afternoon at 2:49 PM There was a flare up this afternoon, (additional heat from the sun) but crews got on it quickly both on ground & with aggressive bucketing by helicopter Water Bombers were called in and dropped 4-5 loads as a precaution & have since departed […]

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May 14, 2021

Thanks to South East Whiteshell Fire Department.

Over the past 48 hours WCA has received countless expressions of gratitude for the South East Whiteshell Volunteer Fire Department.   We reached out to Chief Bruce Morrison. Here’s he describes their involvement in the fire. Bruce Morrison – “at 2:21 Wednesday May 12, SEWFD was paged by 911 to attend a wildfire encroaching a resident. […]

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May 14, 2021

May 14 South Whiteshell Fire Morning Update

Manitoba Parks has provided the following updates this morning From Manitoba Parks personnel on the ground (on-site) Not much has changed since last night (fire still being held) No water Bombers on site (which is a good thing – not needed at this time) Fire crews back at it this morning – will have something […]

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