Burning Conditions - Fire Risk

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Springfield Fire & Rescue Service


Burn Permit 

Burn Permits may be filled out and returned to the Municipal Office at 100 Springfield Centre Drive, Oakbank, or emailed to info@rmofspringfield.ca. If you are submitting a burn permit outside of municipal office hours, please contact the Fire Chief directly at (204) 981-4042.

1 (Low)

What does each level mean?

1 (Low)

Fires are allowed in approved receptacles.  Open-air fires are allowed, and any person who wishes to cause an open-air fire shall always notify the RM of Springfield Fire Chief prior to lighting. (204-403-8879) 


2 (High) - Burn Ban In Place 

Fires are only allowed in approved receptacles. 

NO open-air fires allowed without a permit 

What is an approved receptacle?

Acceptable outdoor fire pits should be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other noncombustible materials.  Outdoor fire pits should be located on a flat, level and noncombustible base, and clear of overhangs such as roofs, tree branches or utility wires with a required distance of at least 10 feet or 3 meters from a structure.  You should not light a fire under severe wind conditions and you should always limit the size of your fire to something that is manageable.

3 (Extreme) - Burn Ban In Place

NO fires of any type are allowed.  No use of consumer or commercial fire works or pyrotechnics are allowed. 

The R.M. of Springfield uses multiple resources to determine the risk involving open air fires.  This information is used to determine when and to what extent a Burn Ban is initiated. 

The Manitoba Wild Fire Conditions

Sustainable Development Information System as well as local history and weather conditions all are taken into consideration.

The R.M. of Springfield will notify residents when a burn ban is implemented by means of posting in the local paper, highway signs as well as notification on the R.M. of Springfield website.

Crop Residue Burning Authorizations begin August 1. for More information 

Fall Burning Regulations

Open Air Fire Burn Permit

Manitoba Wildfires