Posted on: July 23, 2021 | Safety Alerts
|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
Area 4 remains at level 4 fire and travel restrictions, which essentially means the area is closed, and a full travel ban is in effect. Area 4 covers the large area north of the Wanipigow River, east of Lake Winnipeg to the Ontario border, including Atikaki Provincial Park, and north to Poplar River.
Level 4 Fire and Travel Restrictions: Imposed in Area 4
Whiteshell Provincial Park is in Area 2
Level 2 Fire and Travel Restrictions: Imposed in Areas 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16
Level 1 Fire and Travel Restrictions: Remain for Area 15
Additional Restrictions in Provincial Parks
Fireworks and Sky Lanterns
The Province’s Fire and Travel Restrictions map will be updated to reflect these updated restrictions. Please confirm your area’s restrictions before heading outdoors. www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html.
Many municipalities have already proactively implemented burning restrictions. Check with local municipal offices for more information or view the interactive Current Municipal Burning Restrictions at www.manitoba.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html. The province does not issue burning permits within or areas bordering any municipality where municipal burning restrictions are already in place.
Wildfires across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and northwest Ontario will continue to bring smoke into all parts of the province until conditions improve. This will be dependent on wind direction. Air quality reports are available on the Government of Canada website at:
For further information on Manitoba Wildfire Service, situation updates, restrictions and other important wildfire links go to www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/ or follow the Twitter account at https://twitter.com/mbgovnews.
To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.