Province closes two backcountry areas amidst wildfire concerns

Province closes two backcountry areas amidst wildfire concerns

CTV Winnipeg
Published Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:34PM CST
Last Updated Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:36PM CST

Manitoba Sustainable Developmentā€™s Parks Branch has closed two areas to protect canoeists, travelers and campers over concerns of nearby wildfires.

The two areas closed are the Bloodvein River recreational canoeing and access corridor in Atikaki Provincial Park and Bird River-Elbow Lake Canoe Route and 19 designated water route campsites in Nopiming Provincial Park. 

Wildfires in the and around the area of Gammon River pose threats to anyone in the backcountry and residents in Atikaki Provincial Park. 

The province said closures will be in place until the fire risk ends.

Published at Sun, 22 Jul 2018 16:34:00 -0400