Credit: Manitoba Conservation Officers Association
Some welcome news for Setting Lake cabin owners. While the air is still thick with smoke, fire crews have circled the closest wildfire, NO019.
Manitoba Wildfire reports the fire – burning about 18 kilometers from Setting Lake has been contained contained, the winds are going away from the cabins, and we are in no immediate danger.
However, as forest fires continue to grow, Manitoba Wildfire Service has issued level 3 fire and travel restrictions for Fire Protection Area 13, which includes Setting Lake.
It is an offence to have an outdoor fire during the wildfire season without a provincial burning permit and all burning permits have been cancelled. The penalties are severe. If you are caught burning without a permit you will be charged. The fine for this offence is $10,000 and you could also be liable for the costs of putting out any wildfire that you cause.
Cabin owners may travel to their cabin if it is located on a designated road. Travel to a remote cabin requires a provincially issued travel permit.
Fireworks and campfires are not permitted.
Backcountry travel is prohibited without a travel permit.
Camping outside developed campgrounds is not allowed.