WINNIPEG — With recent precipitation during an otherwise record-dry summer, the City of Winnipeg has lifted the fire ban.
Effective at 6 p.m. tonight, residents can once again use backyard fire pits, use solid fuel-burning appliances, including charcoal and wood-burning barbecues, and have fires in city parks.
The ban had been in effect since July 14 in an effort to prevent any further wildfires, of which 143 are currently burning throughout Manitoba.
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will also resume issuing permits for open-air fires and fireworks effective on Thursday.
“Residents must continue to exercise caution to prevent wildland and grass fires, and are reminded that burning yard waste, garbage, or scrap material is still prohibited within city limits and can result in a fine. Fires are prohibited if wind speeds exceed 25 km/h,” the city said in a release.