The Parks Branch of Manitoba Sustainable Development has closed two areas for the safety of canoeists and back country travellers and campers. The two affected areas are:
The Bloodvein River recreational canoeing and access corridor area in Atikaki Provincial Park.
The Bird River-Elbow Lake Canoe Route and 19 designated water route campsites in Nopiming Provincial Park.
A wildfire in Manitoba around the area of the Gammon River poses a potential risk to backcountry canoers and those citizens accessing the Bloodvein River Corridor in Atikaki Provincial Park, from the Ontario Border to Kautunigan Lake.
A wildfire in Ontario just east of Nopiming Provincial Park poses a potential risk to backcountry access east of Bird Lake.
The closures are in place until further notice and the fire risk has ended.