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FIRE BULLETIN - May 13, 2024 11:50 AM

This is the latest fire bulletin to be released on the Flin Flon Fire situation from the Manitoba Government.

 

Manitoba Wildfire, The office of the Commissioner, Emergency Management  Organization and Manitoba Fire Services are currently responding to two fires in the area around Flin Flon and The Pas.

 

Evacuation orders have been issued for a number of houses and cottages in the area and people in the surrounding areas are being asked to be prepared to leave if the situation worsens.

 

As of yesterday the fire has grown to 35,000 hectares. At last report the fire is 38 km long and 12 km wide and has moved to 1 km of Cranberry Portage.  There have been intermittent power outages and Highway 10 South is closed starting at Bakers Narrows. The Sherriden road is also impacted. The fire did crossed a section of the railway in the area and could disrupt railway service in the area.

 

Air tankers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan  are working on the fire and additional crews from Ontario are expected to arrive at any time.

 

The fire near Wanless is now approximately 1,500 hectares and crews are working to protect the hydro line between Cranberry and The Pas. For residents of Wanless the fire will push nw due to se winds and wildfire services is confident it will maintain the break. Winds are expected to make the smoke thicker today and the RM advises residents with compromised conditions to close windows and stay inside.

 

You are advised to have 72 hour essential  family needs together  just in case.

 

For ongoing updates on wildfires you can  go to the website if you are able to at gov.mb.ca and there is a toll free number at 1-800-782-0076

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