Landowners advised to burn with caution
File photo...Captain Todd McKinnon with Portage Emergency Services advised landowners, Friday, that although no ban on burning is currently in affect they should still burn with caution and follow regulations.
High temperatures and dry conditions have results in burning permits being cancelled in parts of eastern and northern Manitoba. In the Central Plains, while there is no ban on burning there still conditions that need to be met before a permit will be issued.
"We have had a couple of grass and brush fires within the past couple of week which is unusual for this time of year. The dry conditions have kind of worsened the situation," said Capt. Todd McKinnon of the Portage Fire Department.
That being said landowners are encouraged to follow regulations before they perform a controlled burn.
"There's no ban on burning but we do advise that people should be calling us prior to burning, and there are conditions that are supposed to be met before anybody does perform a controlled burn," said McKinnon. "Basically what we ask of people is that they call before and after the fire to advise us when it's going to be started and when it's fully extinguished."
For the full story see Monday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.