A recent fire report from Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner says hot, dry and windy conditions have elevated the wildfire danger in many areas of Manitoba.
There have been more than 497 fires this season. People are reminded to exercise caution while taking part in outdoor activities, always stay on developed trails when driving all terrain vehicles and to stop frequently to check areas around the engine and exhaust for debris and carefully dispose of any debris found.
People are also reminded to only use designated fire pits for campfires and open burning is not permitted between April 1st and November 15th without a permit.
You can report wildfires by contacting local emergency services at 911 or you can contact the forest fire tip line at 1-800-782-0076. More information on wildfire prevention can be found at gov.mb.ca.