Cool weather helps crews battle Caddy Lake, Beresford fires
Travel and burning permit restrictions for eastern, central and western Manitoba have been lifted
The cooler temperatures have helped crews make progress containing wildfires in Manitoba and Ontario.
The Manitoba government tweeted that there were no new fires reported on Sunday.
No new fires reported yesterday. Total wildfires to date – 58; average for this date – 92. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Manitoba?src=hash">#Manitoba</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mbfire?src=hash">#mbfire</a>—@MBGovNews
There was one new fire in the Thunder Bay District on Sunday, according to Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES).
The Caddy Lake fire is 70 per cent contained with 35 wildfire crews using heavy equipment and making good progress, according to the government. The Beresford fire is over 60 per cent contained on the Manitoba side.
The Red Lake Fire, straddling the border, is not under control and has grown to 75,000 hectares.
The government tweeted that all travel and burning permit restrictions for eastern, central and western Manitoba have been lifted, but suggested that people continue to check with their rural municipalities.
On Sunday, the Manitoba government said that evacuation orders for Caddy Lake, West Hawk Lake, and Ingolf, Ont. would be lifted on Tuesday. Hunt Lake and McGillivray Falls trails will also be reopened, although Mantario Trail will remain closed.
Evac orders for West Hawk Lake, Caddy Lake and Ingolf to be lifted at 8 a.m. Tuesday May 17th; owners to bring ID. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Manitoba?src=hash">#Manitoba</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mbfire?src=hash">#mbfire</a>—@MBGovNews
Although the forest fire hazard is currently moderate, AFFES said it is expected to rise through the week.
There are 58 wildfires to date, the average is 92.