Skies over city’s southwest fill with smoke from controlled burn

CTV Winnipeg
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:46AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:48AM CST

A controlled burned caused billowing smoke in the southwest area of Winnipeg on Wednesday.

Fort Whyte Alive says its conducting controlled burns on a 91-acre parcel of land near Sterling Lyon Boulevard.

The burns were meant to happen between June 3 and June 14 but were postponed until Wednesday because of high winds, according to its website.

Controlled burns are used to manage the wildlife centre’s native grasslands.