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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

June 6, 2023

Fire Bulletin #5

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that wildfire danger is moderate for the southern half of the province and mainly low for the northern half of the province today. The province is expecting severe thunderstorm watches and warnings in the central and northern regions, which may result in an increase in new wildfires caused by lightning.

There are 14 active wildfires currently burning in Manitoba. The Manitoba Wildfire Service is working with ground crews and aircraft to suppress three fires in the vicinity of Little Grand Rapids, Pauingassi, and St. Theresa Point. While the fire is several kilometres away, smoke may be an issue for these communities.

Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) continues to work with all local authorities and emergency management partners including the Manitoba Wildfire Service to provide guidance and support for emergency response activities. Manitoba EMO continues to work closely with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the Canadian Red Cross in supporting ISC-led response measures with First Nation communities.

For further information on the Manitoba Wildfire Service, situation updates, 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.

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