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New Fire Restrictions July 7 FIRE BULLETIN #15

Posted on: July 6, 2021  |  

Manitoba Parks has advised us of Level 2 fire restrictions starting at 8 am on Wednesday, July 7 at 8 am.  Whiteshell is Area 2.

The Mantario hiking trail is closed

The Caddy Lake Tunnels remain open for day use, however no backcountry camping is permitted and no landing/launching on undeveloped shorelines or portaging to other lakes.

Campfires are only permitted 8 p.m. – 8 a.m. and must be in approved fire pits.

Motorized backcountry travel requires an approved travel permit.

Landing and launching of watercraft and aircraft restricted to developed shorelines only (docks and shoreline improvements made to safely secure aircraft and boats).  No portaging or watercraft travel beyond front-country lakes.

Remote cottage access under approved travel permit only issued at the discretion of the local Conservation Officer.

July 6 News Release

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to continued dry conditions, and a return to high to extreme fire danger levels this weekend, fire and travel restrictions are being implemented across much of southern and central Manitoba effective tomorrow at 8 a.m.

In Areas 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10, all provincial burning permits are cancelled, as well as Level 2 travel restrictions imposed, which include the following:
• 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; and
• industry and outfitters should contact local Manitoba Conservation and Climate offices for more information.

In Areas 6 and 7, as well as all provincial parks located outside of Travel Restriction Zones, all provincial burning permits are cancelled, and campfires will be restricted to between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

The Province’s Fire and Travel Restrictions map will be updated tomorrow as these restrictions take effect, so confirm your area’s restrictions before heading outdoors at:
www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html.

Many municipalities have already proactively implemented burning restrictions, so be sure to 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 will not issue any burning permits within or areas bordering any municipality where the burning restrictions are already in place.

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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