MB Government: Fire Bulletin #14
June 26, 2018
A lightning-caused wildfire has pushed to within 15 kilometres southeast of the town of Lynn Lake. Based on the current fire and weather conditions and forecast conditions, the Town of Lynn Lake has called for the voluntary evacuation of anyone with chronic health concerns or breathing difficulties as well as pregnant women and infant children.
There are approximately 900 people living in Lynn Lake and the surrounding area. About 100 evacuees from the Marcel Colomb First Nation arrived in Lynn Lake over the weekend but are now being moved to Thompson.
Provincial resources including Manitoba Sustainable Development, Emergency Measures Organization and the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) continue to work on a number of fires around the province. Provincial Emergency Social Services will be available to help the Town of Lynn Lake with support to evacuees if necessary and the OFC is ready to assist with value protection, which can include setting up sprinklers on homes in the community.
There were 19 new fires started yesterday, with the total number of fires in Manitoba to date is 270, well above the 20-year average of 197 for this date.
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 found atwww.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html. Local municipalities may also implement burning bans or fire restrictions. Check with local municipal offices or visit www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html for more information.
For further general information on fire status, maps, burning permit cancellations or other restrictions go towww.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/ or follow the Twitter account at www.twitter.com/MBGovNews.
For additional information on these restrictions, contact the nearest Manitoba Sustainable Development office. To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.
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