As the weather is getting warmer, the province has issued a reminder to be careful with any spring burning activities, and to make sure you have the required burn permits.

Southern and central Manitoba are especially dry this spring because of low moisture levels in the fall.

As a precaution, travel and burning restrictions have been implemented in some areas; meaning permits could be limited to essential burning operations, or cancelled entirely.

Before burning, permit holders are reminded to check the weather, have adequate suppression equipment, and make sure proper fuel breaks are in place. They should also never leave a fire unattended.

The public can contact their municipalities or their local Conservation and Climate officers for updates. They can also visit for the latest information on burning restrictions.