The province has released its first fire bulletin for 2023.

The Manitoba Wildfire Service says that wildfire danger across southern Manitoba remains low to moderate, while wildfire danger in northern Manitoba remains low, with some areas still covered by snow.

Municipalities and the Manitoba Wildfire Service are starting to see some fires across the south and central regions, including the City of Winnipeg, but, at this point, they have all been human-caused.

There are no current restrictions in place. However, Manitobans are reminded to avoid wildfire areas and watch for road closure or detour signs.

When using an ATV in areas where backcountry travel is permitted, ATV operators are asked to stay on developed trails, stop frequently to check areas around the engine and exhaust for debris, and carefully dispose of any debris found. Operators are also reminded to be prepared by carrying a fire extinguisher, axe and shovel.

If you plan on doing any burning, the province says provincial burning permits are required. 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.

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