Dry Conditions Continue, Fire Risk Still High

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Dry conditions continue to aggravate what is already a high risk season for wild fires. We have compiled a list of the fire bans from all the municipalities in the region. As well as the Provincial restrictions in our regional parks.  The forecast is not calling for rain on Thursday. We will try to keep this updated, but please check with the municipalities or the provincial government for the most up to date information.

RM OF ALEXANDER

As of April 25

No burning at this time, including outdoor fires, fires contained to fire pits, solid fuel burning equipment and the discharge of fireworks

POWERVIEW PINE FALLS
Total Fire Ban effective April 30

The fire ban includes fire pits, grass, stubble, brush, burn barrels and open fires of any sort. No burning permits will be issued until conditions improve.

On May 9, the town also banned the use of off-road vehicles.

RM OF VICTORIA BEACH

April 25 Temporary ban on all fires
The R.M. of Victoria Beach has imposed a ban on all fires Due to extremely dry conditions.

No burning of any kind is permitted

 

RM OF LAC DU BONNET

As of may 8, 2018

Open fires, all fire pits, fire works & chinese lanterns are prohibited. Motorized back country travel is prohibited without a travel permit.

TOWN OF LAC DU BONNET

Total fire ban. Including fire pits, grass, stubble, brush, burn barrels and open fires of any sort

RM OF ST. CLEMENTS

Burning Ban As of April 24, 2018, the Rural Municipality of St. Clements has placed a ban on all burning within the boundaries of the R.M. of St. Clements effective immediately and until further notice. (including outdoor fires, fires contained within fire pits and solid fuel burning appliances, the use of fireworks)

 

RM OF PINAWA

NO BURNING ALLOWED The Local Government District of Pinawa implements a Fire Ban on all burning (including outdoor fires, outdoor fires contained within fire pits and outdoor solid fuel burning appliances, the use of fireworks) within the Local Government District of Pinawa boundaries effective May 3, 2018 until further notice as fires are extremely high risk and such a ban will prevent wildfires from occurring.

 

MANITOBA PARKS

Due to the extremely dry conditions and high forest fire danger in southern Manitoba, effective immediately, no motorized backcountry travel or remote cottage access unless approved by a travel permit (issued at the discretion of the local Conservation Officer), camping is restricted to developed campgrounds only, and launching and landing boats (including canoes) is restricted to developed shorelines in the following parks: Elk Island, Grand Beach, Manigotagan River, Nopiming, Patricia Beach, Pinawa Dam, Pinawa, Poplar Bay, South Atikaki, Wallace Lake, Whitemouth Falls, Whiteshell