Current Fire Update Report

September 5, 2023

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises the current fire danger level is low across the province today.

There are 21 active wildfires currently burning in Manitoba. There have been 281 wildfires so far this year with a yearly average of 387 wildfires by this date.

There are currently no Fires of note

Eastern Region: N/A

Western Region: N/A

Northern Region: N/A

Fire Situation Report

Current Air Quality Information

Widespread wildfire smoke continues to produce very poor air quality and reduced visibilities over much of the province.

The worst of the smoke is expected to gradually clear out of Northern Manitoba on Tuesday, and should clear out of southern Manitoba by Wednesday morning.

Wildfire smoke concentrations can fluctuate over short distances and vary considerably from hour to hour.

Wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone’s health even at low concentrations. Continue to take actions to protect your health and reduce exposure to smoke.

For more information on where forest fire smoke in Manitoba is drifting from, visit

Current Restriction Information

There are no fire or travel restrictions in effect at the current time in Manitoba however there may be times when high to extreme fire danger conditions require the Manitoba government to implement fire and travel restrictions within the province.

Restriction Information

Manitoba Emergency Management Organization (EMO) continues to support wildfire response activities in collaboration with provincial and federal partners, including Manitoba Wildfire Service. Manitoba EMO will continue to monitor the situation and provide support as required to local authorities.

Provincial burning permits are required for outdoor fires set within the Burn Permit Area from April 1 to Nov. 15 annually. Provincial burn permits issued under the Wildfires Act may be cancelled or restricted at short notice if fire danger conditions require. The province will not issue burning permits for areas where municipalities have already implemented burning restrictions. The public is reminded to contact a local municipality or the local Manitoba Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources office for more information. Burn permit holders are reminded to check weather conditions, have adequate suppression equipment and ensure proper fuel breaks are in place before burning. Never leave an outdoor fire unattended and always extinguish it before leaving, exercise caution when in or near forested areas.

For further information on Manitoba Wildfire Service, restrictions and other important wildfire links go to or follow the Twitter account at

To report a wildfire, call 911 or the TIP line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.