Update from Sustainable Development May 8/18

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May 8, 2018

-Increased fire and travel restrictions implemented-

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

Travel restrictions are now in place for much of southeastern, central and western Manitoba including Spruce Woods Provincial Forest, Duck Mountain Provincial Forest, the Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area and a number of provincial parks.

Backcountry travel in these areas is limited or requires a permit. Campfire restrictions are in place for all provincial parks in southern Manitoba. Campfires in approved fire pits are allowed but restricted between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

A list of parks with campfire restrictions can be found at www.manitobaparks.com. Visitors to provincial parks should check with park staff for the most up-to-date information.

A map of the areas affected and a detailed description of the provincial fire and travel restrictions can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html. 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 fire status, maps, 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 at 1-800-782-0076