Current Fire Update Report

May 14, 2024

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that today’s fire danger level is moderate in the western and southeastern areas, and low in the north area of the province.
There are 9 active wildfires currently burning in Manitoba. There have been 50 wildfires, Manitoba’s 20 yearly average is 47 wildfires to date. Of the total fires in 2024, 47 have been human caused.

Visit Manitoba’s Wildfire Service webpage for up-to-date information.


Prevention Tip

Be sure to check and maintain all equipment, such as vehicle tires, trailers, off-road vehicles, and any other equipment traveling along roadways and trails. Prevent wildfires by checking safety chains on trailers and make sure they are well off the ground before driving.

Let's prevent wildfires and ensure our safety together.

Current Fires of Note

Eastern Region: N/A


Western Region:

Cause: Lightning
Size: 31,600 ha
Ignition Date:  May 09, 2024
Location: 7 km NW of Bakers Narrows and 1 km N of Cranberry Portage
Fire Status: Out of Control
Notes: Resources are continuously being assigned to this fire.

Cause: Lightning
Size: 1,547 ha
Ignition Date:  May 09, 2024
Location: 2.5 km SE of Wanless
Fire Status: Out of Control

Notes: Resources are assigned and making good progress in containing the fire.

Up to date information on road conditions in the effected area can be found at


Northern Region: N/A

Click here to view the Fire Situation Report.

Current Air Quality Information

Areas around Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage, and along Highway 10 near Wanless can expect a higher risk in areas of smoke depending on wind direction.  

Find air quality information: Manitoba - Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) - Environment Canada (

Find origin of wildfire smoke:


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.

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. Permits are available at provincial district offices. Provincial burn permits issued under the Wildfires Act may be cancelled or restricted on short notice if fire danger conditions warrant. The province will not issue burning permits for areas where municipalities have implemented burning restrictions. To check for municipal burning restrictions, visit

For more information, contact a local municipality or a Natural Resources office. Burn permit holders should check weather conditions, have adequate suppression equipment, and ensure proper fuel breaks are in place before burning. Never leave an outdoor fire unattended, always extinguish it before leaving and exercise caution around forested areas.

For Manitoba Wildfire Service situation updates, restrictions, and other important wildfire links, visit To report a wildfire, call 911 or the TIP line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.

Manitobans can play a critical role in mitigating the wildfire risk around their properties through FireSmart activities:

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