A lightning-caused wildfire that had pushed to within 15 kilometres southeast of the town of Lynn Lake is being held by fire crews. Recent rain has also helped with suppression efforts. Based on the current fire and weather conditions, the Town of Lynn Lake has lifted the voluntary evacuation call for anyone with chronic health concerns or breathing difficulties as well as pregnant women and infant children.
In addition, the evacuation order for the Marcel Colomb First Nation has been lifted, and the chief and council are working with the Canadian Red Cross and Indigenous Services Canada to co-ordinate the residents’ return to their community.
Manitoba Sustainable Development continues to work on a number of fires around the province.
There were nine new fires started by lightning yesterday, with the total number of fires in Manitoba to date is 295, well above the 20-year average of 210.
A list of parks with campfire restrictions can be found at www.manitobaparks.com. Visitors to provincial parks should check with park staff for the most up-to-date information.
A map of the areas affected and a detailed description of the provincial fire and travel restrictions can be foun Local municipalities may also implement burning bans or fire restrictions.