Grass and stubble fires
Every year electrical outages occur in communities as a result of damage to Manitoba Hydro poles caused by uncontrolled stubble fires.
Fires that cause damage to power poles and lines create power outages, which can leave residents without energy for hours and people on life support at risk. Fallen poles and power lines are extremely dangerous on the ground.
As a landowner, you are responsible for damage caused by your grass fires and liable for the cost of repairing or replacing damaged utility poles.
Before you start your burn this year, please ensure that you have safety precautions in place. Install fireguards to protect utility poles and carefully monitor your stubble burning.