Fire Bulletin #21

Press Release

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that although there have been some recent improvements in weather conditions in parts of Manitoba, the fire danger levels remain high and some increased restrictions are required. These changes to fire and travel restrictions are being implemented, effective immediately.

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

Area 4 remains at level 4 fire and travel restrictions, which essentially means the area is closed and a full travel ban is in effect. Area 4 covers the large area north of the Wanipigow River, east of Lake Winnipeg to the Ontario border, including Atikaki Provincial Park, and north to Poplar River.

Level 4 Fire and Travel Restrictions: Remain in Area 4
•    No access permitted. Travel ban in effect.
•    No access to cottages.
•    Permanent residents must be ready to leave on an hour’s notice.
•    Campfires are not permitted.

Level 2 Fire and Travel Restrictions: Remain in Areas 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Areas 12, 13 and 14 are increased to level 2
•    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: Remain in Areas 15 and 16
•    Provincial burning permits are cancelled.
•    Campfires are permitted only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
•    Motorized backcountry 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.

Restrictions in Provincial Parks
The Mantario Trail and the Kwasitchewan Falls Trail are closed, along with all trails at Grand Beach Provincial Park.  The Canoe Landing Campground in Spruce Woods Provincial Park remains closed.

Several provincial parks outside of the numbered restriction areas have campfire restrictions implemented.  This will apply where the surrounding or neighboring municipality already has a burning restriction in effect.  Restriction information for provincial parks is available at

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.  Please confirm your area’s restrictions before heading outdoors at

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 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

For further information on Manitoba Wildfire Service, situation updates, restrictions and other important wildfire links go to or follow the Twitter account at

To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.

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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: 204-290-5374.


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