Recent rainfall and projected cooler weather have prompted the wildlife service to ease fire and travel restrictions in southeastern Manitoba.

The province says restrictions on off-road vehicle use in backcountry areas and a ban on backcountry camping have been lifted.

The restrictions were put in place last weekend because of tinder-dry conditions.

They remain in effect in southwestern Manitoba, where there is still a significant risk of wildfires, and include Spruce Woods Provincial Park and forest, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park and William Lake Provincial Park.