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July 23, 2021

FIRE BULLETIN #18 – Lifting of some Restrictions

July 22, 2021 FIRE BULLETIN #18 The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that thanks to recent rainfall in some areas of the province, there will be a gradual lifting of some fire and travel restrictions. However, some areas of the province still face high to extreme fire danger levels. These changes to fire Outdoor Burning All […]

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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 ,

JULY 17 WHITESHELL WILDFIRE UPDATE

No new fires have been identified so far today. Yesterday’s fire near the Camp Lake portage in the Falcon Lake area is being managed with one crew and a helicopter assisting with bucketing. The fires from earlier in the week are under control. None of the fires have posed a threat to cottages.  

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July 16, 2021

New Wildfire on Camp Lake Portage north of Falcon Lake

As of 4:00 PM a fire was just reported just north of Falcon Lake on the Camp Lake portage. Initial Attack crew on route. Water bomber on route. SEWFD fire boat in the water assisting Manitoba Wildfire Service. Updates will be shared as they become available.

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