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May 20 Afternoon Wildfire Update

Posted on: May 20, 2021  |  

6:30 pm Update from Fire Bulletin # 11

Campfires are allowed from 8 pm to 8 am in a fire pit.

Backcountry travel bans remain in place,

Trails and water routes are still closed.

Motorized backcountry travel, including with ATVs and other off-road vehicles, is prohibited unless under the authority of a travel permit

Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds

Fire EA056 Whitemouth Bog

The fire north of Whitemouth is approximately 3,800 ha. The communities of Seven Sisters Falls and Pinawa will experience smoky conditions.

Fire EA059 Caddy Lake (Sailing Lake area)

The fire is approximately 1,600 ha. No significant suppression concerns due recent rainfalls.

2:50 pm update

Update from Manitoba Parks
As previously announced PTH 307 is now open
Fires holding steady – no undue concern at this time
Still no backcountry travel allowed

WCA Update

We had a report from West Hawk (about 2 hours ago) that they were getting a steady, deep soaking rain.

We are awaiting update on whether any change to camp fires or trail usage. Also new health orders coming out at 4pm. that may have further restrictions for this weekend.

8:30 AM update

Some rain was received yesterday evening and overnight.  Conservation and Climate are assessing the conditions.

Highway 307 has been reopened.

The latest  Natural Resources Canada Map gives us an idea of the location and size of the 2 fires at 8:30 AM.  There are no hot spots near Sailing Lake.

https://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/interactive-map

 

The Manitoba Fireview Maps at https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Fire-Maps/fireview/fireview_map.html have not been fully updated as of this morning but keep checking back for status information.

 

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