Manitoba Sustainable Development and the office of the fire commissioner is warning Manitobans that hot and dry conditions have elevated the forest fire risk in many areas of the Province going into the long weekend.
Manitobans are reminded to exercise caution with any outdoor activity. ATV riders should carry a shovel and a fire extinguisher and to stop frequently to check around the engine and exhaust for debris.
Campers are also reminded to use designated fire pits and to make sure campfires are completely out before leaving the area.
To report a wildfire you can call 911 or the forest fire tip line at 1-800-782-0076.