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Sustainable Development Fire Bulletin – Backcountry Travel Restrictions

Posted on: April 30, 2018  |  

April 30, 2018

FIRE BULLETIN #1

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that a number of travel restrictions have been put into place and burning permits remain cancelled for the eastern and central regions of Manitoba due to dry, windy conditions and the high risk of fires.

Travel restrictions are in place for much of southeast Manitoba, from Lake Winnipeg and the Wanipigow River south to the U.S. border, and from PR 302, PTH 12, PR 317, PTH 59 and PR 319 all the way to the Ontario border.  Restrictions are also in place in the Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area.  Back-country travel in these areas is only allowed between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.  Any essential required travel outside of these hours will require a permit until further notice.  Burning permits are cancelled, but campfires in approved firepits are allowed, and propane or electric grills can be used for cooking.

Local municipalities may also implement burning bans or fire restrictions.  Check with local municipal offices or visit www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html for more information.

For further general information on the fire status, maps, restrictions, burning permit cancellations or other restrictions go to www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire or follow the Twitter account at www.twitter.com/mbgovnews.

For additional information on these restrictions, contact the nearest Manitoba Sustainable Development office.  To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.

For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.

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