Home » News » Controlled Burns Underway West of Winnipeg

Controlled Burns Underway West of Winnipeg

April 26, 2012 9:25 AM | News


By Sarah Klein

A series of controlled burns will take place today and Friday just west of Winnipeg.

The burns will be carried out by 17 Wing as per Department of National Defence policy from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the RMs of Headingley and Rosser. The burns will be held at the St. Charles Rifle Range on Saskatchewan Avenue.

Controlled burns occur every few years as a management tool to promote the natural species and control invasives. They also lessen the risk of accidental fires.

Air force personnel on site will be equipped with water packs and other fire control equipment. A water truck from 17 Wing will also be on scene as a precaution.


Meta has been blocking Canadian news from its platforms, Facebook and Instagram, since August 1, 2023 in response to Canada’s Online News Act. To ensure you don’t miss the local news that matters to you, please subscribe to our free daily e-mail newsletter and add ChrisD.ca to your bookmarks and smartphone home screen. You can also follow us on Google News.

Tags: Fire