Progress Being Made on Sherridon Area Fire in Manitoba, Road Reopened

Manitoba Conservation advises that due to a high forest-fire hazard caused by persistent dry and hot conditions, restrictions have been put in place for the province’s northwest region, including cancelling burning permits and a ban on open fires in all areas including campgrounds, until further notice. All timber-harvesting and tree-planting operations have been temporarily suspended and mining companies will be required to install water sprinklers around their work areas.
 
There were three new fires since yesterday, one near Nelson House and one near Cormorant, both of which were quickly brought under control.
 
The fire at Kisseynew Lake, between Cranberry Portage and Sherridon is now about 480 hectares in size and suppression efforts are going well. No communities are threatened and the road between Cranberry-Portage and Sherridon reopened this morning.
 
The latest information on forest fires and any restrictions is available at local district Manitoba Conservation offices or at www.manitoba.ca/conservation.
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