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Wildfires Trigger More Manitoba Travel Restrictions

May 8, 2018 4:44 PM | News

Grass Fire

A large grass fire burns near Dugald Road just east of Lagimodiere Boulevard on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (@UFFW867)

More travel restrictions have been put into place across Manitoba as dry and windy conditions continue throughout the province and pose a fire risk.

Manitoba Sustainable Development has also cancelled burning permits for the western, eastern and central regions of Manitoba.

Travel restrictions are now in place for much of southeastern, central and western Manitoba including Spruce Woods Provincial Forest, Duck Mountain Provincial Forest, the Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area and a number of provincial parks. Backcountry travel in these areas is limited or requires a permit.

Campfire restrictions are in place for all provincial parks in southern Manitoba. Campfires in approved fire pits are allowed but restricted between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Areas affected by fire are outlined on the province’s website.

The restrictions come as Winnipeg firefighters deal with their own battles related to dry weather conditions in the city.