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  • Winnipeg Tribune

Grass Fire on Waverly

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - Monday afternoon after reports of a grass fire that was spreading rapidly due to the high winds.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to Waverley Street and the Perimeter Highway. Using specialized equipment, including the WFPS Bison, they contained and extinguished the fire.

It is expected that the number of grass and wildland fires will increase over the coming weeks as the ground dries out. WFPS reminds residents to exercise extreme caution when doing any sort of burning. When wind speeds exceed 25 kilometers per hour, all open-air fires, including those in approved fire pits, are prohibited. Even if a resident has obtained a burning permit, fires are not permitted under these conditions.

Residents should never dispose of smoking materials in any sort of vegetation or from vehicle windows. Butts should also never be put out in planter pots.


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