Lower temperatures and precipitation improving conditions in northwest Manitoba

The Manitoba Wildfire Service says to date, 42 wildfires are currently burning in the province, with one that started in the last 24 hours.

The level of risk is currently low to moderate throughout the province. Lower temperatures and precipitation have helped conditions in the northwest corner of Manitoba.

The two fires south of The Pas remain under control.

A fire on the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border, north of Flin Flon, is about 23-hundred hectares in size, but the Wildfire Service says there is no immediate threat to any community or properties, and is working with Saskatchewan to extinguish it.

The Service says favourable weather conditions, and progress on firefighting efforts, have decreased risk to the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation and critical infrastructure, though the blaze is still over 52-thousand hectares in size.

A fire map of wildfires in the province can be found here.

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