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North Whiteshell Fire Update May 18 / Seven Sisters / Otter Falls Area Updated

Posted on: May 18, 2021  |  

Manitoba Parks provided the following update May 18 1:52 PM

  • Conservation and Climate is taking a proactive measure with recent fire activity in the vicinity of the North Whiteshell Provincial Park Area.
  • Cottagers are asked to have a bag ready in the event they are asked to evacuate.
  • Cottagers will be notified by phone if they have to evacuate.
  • PTH Hwy 307 is closed as you leave the park at the Seven Sister old gate, with the other closure at the first block road going into the park.
  • Cottagers/Campers can call Rennie District Office at – 204-369-3153.

Manitoba Parks provided the following update May 18 12:39 PM

  • No cottages are currently at risk
  • RCMP will be closing HWY 307 due to the smoke & as a safety precaution
  • Tim Horton’s camp will be evacuated as a safety precaution (minimal people there)
  • Parks Staff will be going door to door at Otter Falls as a pro-active measure (not evacuating at this time – precautionary)
  • Fire remains south of the Park but current wind conditions not favorable at moment
  • Please stay out of the area
  • Please respect trail barriers (stay off trails)
  • No campfires
  • No backcountry travel

(update on fire itself to follow- Parks staff setting up at Seven Sisters District office)

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