Strict fire and travel bans are being imposed on one area of the province as the wildfire situation worsens.

Area 4 which is north of the Wanipigow River, east of Lake Winnipeg to the Ontario border including Atikaki Provincial Park, and north to Poplar River, will be put under Level 4 fire and travel restrictions.

This means no travel will be allowed to the area, including those with cottages.

Permanent residents must be ready to leave on an hour’s notice.

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130 fires are burning in the province according to their last daily situation report. 12 are considered out of control.

There have been a total of 300 fires to date in Manitoba.

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All provincial burning permits remain cancelled and new permits will not be issued until conditions improve.

A full list of restrictions can be viewed on the province’s website (Province of Manitoba | Conservation and Climate (

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