Risk of wildfires is leading to burn bans in parts of Manitoba.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship says dry conditions, warm temps and winds are pushing the fire danger to high in some areas of the province.
Burning permits will not be issued for central and eastern regions of Manitoba, as well as some western areas.
“This affects areas from the United States border in the south, through the Interlake to Gypsumville and Berens River in the north and east to the Ontario border. In western Manitoba, this includes the Turtle Mountain and Spruce Woods provincial park areas, as well as the west shore of Lake Winnipegosis to the Saskatchewan border, including the Duck Mountains and Porcupine Hills, and north to Overflowing River.”
The province says any permits that were issued are now cancelled.
Campfires are still allowed as long as they are within enclosed, approved fire pits.