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Always Call Before You Burn

Stubble burning restrictions

Manitoba’s crop residue burning regulation restricts daytime burning between August 1 and November 15. Burning at night is illegal. Burning within Burning Permit Areas requires a permit issued by Manitoba Conservation.

If you do not comply, you may be fined as much as $50,000.

If you must burn, be responsible

Before you burn straw, stubble or chaff this fall, call 1-800-265-1233 or visit manitoba.cato find out whether burning is allowed in your area that day.

Burning is permitted only on days when the weather conditions allow for effective smoke dispersion.

It is essential that you make sure appropriate fireguards are in place during a burn and you must supervise your fires at all times.

Consider the alternatives

In most years, crop residue management practices can reduce or eliminate the need to burn. For more information, contact your local Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Growing Opportunities Centre or visit



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