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New Fire Restrictions effective July 14 FIRE BULLETIN #16

Posted on: July 13, 2021  |  

The Whiteshell is in area 2 therefore Level 3 restrictions apply.

FIRE BULLETIN #16

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to the continued high to extreme fire danger levels across the province, additional fire and travel restrictions are being implemented provincewide, effective tomorrow, Wednesday, July 14, at 8 a.m.

Outdoor Burning
• All provincial burning permits are cancelled provincewide and new permits will not be issued until conditions improve.

Level 3 Fire and Travel Restrictions – Imposed in areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 16
• Provincial burning permits are cancelled.
• All back-country travel is prohibited unless under the authority of a travel permit.
• Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds.
• Campfires are not permitted.
• Access to cottages allowed on designated roads; however, travel permits will be required for remote cottages.
• Industry and outfitters may be restricted in their operations, and should contact their local Manitoba Conservation and Climate office for more information.

Level 2 Fire and Travel Restrictions – Imposed in Areas 9, 10, 11 and 12
• Provincial burning permits are cancelled.
• Motorized backcountry travel, including ATVs and other off-road vehicles, is prohibited unless under the authority of a travel permit.
• Camping is restricted to developed campgrounds.
• Campfires are permitted only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
• Wayside parks remain open.
• Landing and launching is restricted to developed shorelines only.
• Industry and outfitters may be restricted in their operations, and should contact their local Manitoba Conservation and Climate office for more information.

Level 1 Fire and Travel Restrictions – Imposed in Area 15
• Provincial burning permits are cancelled.
• Campfires are permitted only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
• Motorized back-country travel, including ATVs and other off-road vehicles, is prohibited from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise approved by a travel permit.

Additional Campfire Restriction
• No campfires allowed in all provincial parks located outside of Fire and Travel Restriction Areas.

Fireworks and Sky Lanterns
• Prohibited in provincial parks at all times.
• A Provincial Fireworks Authorization is required to use fireworks or sky lanterns within Fire and Travel Restriction Areas. Any existing authorizations are cancelled and no authorizations will be issued under the current restrictions.

The Province’s Fire and Travel Restrictions map will be updated to reflect these updated restrictions.  Confirm area restrictions before heading outdoors at 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:
https://weather.gc.ca/airquality/pages/mbaq-001_e.html.

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.

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