Fire and Travel Restrictions
The Province issues Fire and Travel Restrictions to protect areas under provincial jurisdiction such as Parks, and Crown Lands, etc. when there is an extended period of elevated fire danger or activity.
Provincial Burning Permits apply to the areas found within the Burn Permit Area and are required for outdoor fires between April 1 and November 15. Provincial Burn Permits can be cancelled or not issued at any time, if the conditions are not ideal to burn safely. Burn Permits will also not be issued if there are Fire and Travel Restrictions in place or if there is an active municipal restriction.
Please note, in light of current COVID-19 events and as a wildfire prevention measure, Provincial Burn Permits issued under The Wildfires Act, within the Burning Permit Area will be limited to only essential crop residue burning and other required agricultural, municipal or industrial operations. Burning will require the approval of an officer and may include a site inspection. Contact your Conservation and Climate office for more information.
Provincial Fire and Travel Restriction information is available at http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/fire/Restrictions/index.html
Current Municipal Burning Restrictions can be found on http://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html
Current Wildfire information and resources are available on the Manitoba Wildfire Program website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/
Information related to Firesmart, and how properties can be better prepared to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire is available at https://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/firesmart.html and www.firesmartcanada.ca. For any questions, please contact FireSmart@gov.mb.ca
Wildfire Evacuation Guidelines are available at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/evacuation_guidelines.html