Fire Danger Levels & Burn Bans

Winkler Fire Department Response Area Current Fire Danger Level – DL 1 (updated November 6, 2020)

DL0 to 2 – Controlled burning allowed including safe use of burn barrels, fireworks permits may be issued, burn permits may be issued, recreational firepits permitted

DL3 – No controlled burning allowed, burn permits cancelled, recreational fireworks permits cancelled, safe & supervised use of burn barrels in the RM are permitted, recreational firepits are permitted

DL4 – No controlled burning allowed including burning barrels, burn permits cancelled, fireworks permits cancelled, recreational firepits are permitted

Fire Pit Ban – Recreational firepits are prohibited – Extreme fire danger! A Burn Ban will be in effect!

Until green-up, burning control guidelines for the WFD response areas (see map below) will be based on the Manitoba Government Provincial Wildfire Program Fire Danger Levels found at the following Morden weather station link . (Note: Link needs to be updated)  Fire Danger Levels – Morden Station

Note: Implementation of burn guidelines and bans may differ slightly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction because of land use. Differences in cultivated land to pasture land and grass land can be quite different.

Note: All controlled burning and installation/use of recreational fire-pit must be done in accordance to local jurisdictional burning bylaws (see links at the bottom of the page

                                                        Map of WFD Response Area


Other Links:

Canadian Lightning Danger Map – Canada

Current Fires in Manitoba

Provincial Crown Land Burn Bans

Manitoba Fire Program homepage

Current provincial fire situation

National Fire Danger Level Map

Fire weather Calculations

RM of Stanley Burning Bylaw

City of Winkler Burning Bylaw

Fire Pit Guidelines



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