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Wildfires cause extensive smoke throughout the area


Wondering where all the smoke is coming from? Hot and dry temperatures across Canada have contributed to a busy wildfire situation and Manitoba is not immune. 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: https://weather.gc.ca/airquality/pages/mbaq-001_e.html.
During the wildfire season there may be times when high to extreme fire danger conditions require the Manitoba government to implement fire and travel restrictions within the province. The province as of Friday July 16 has over 20 out of control wildfires north and north east of The Pas as far north as Spilt Lake. The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to the continued high to extreme fire danger levels across the province, additional fire and travel restrictions are being implemented provincewide, effective July 14th.
Restrictions are limits placed on any activity that has the potential to cause a wildfire under the current or forecasted fire danger conditions. These activities could include travel, industrial operations, agricultural burning, fireworks, outdoor fires, and campfires. These restrictions are issued to protect you, your property and your community.
Note: Manitoba Parks may have additional restriction information for Provincial parks and trails outside of the Burn Permit Area in southwestern Manitoba. Please look here for more information: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/fire_restriction.html.