City of Winnipeg to Carry Out Controlled Burns

Controlled Burn FireIf you notice increased smoke in the air today, don’t be alarmed, it could just be controlled burns.

The City of Winnipeg is carrying out the burns in natural tall grass prairie areas beginning today. Weather permitting, the burns will last until Saturday, November 15 and be conducted in optimal wind conditions with appropriate fire guards in place.

The city says fire plays an important role in the preservation and restoration of prairies, while also controlling weeds from invading endangered plant communities.

— Staff