Manitoba's fire program manager says that would be enough to downgrade our fire hazard. An inch of rain would go a long way in helping the forest fire situation in our province. That from fire program manager Tom Mirus. He says a slow, soaking inch of rain would downgrade the fire hazard from extreme to high. To date there have been 474 fires in our province. Of the six fires that started Tuesday, two were caused by humans including one at Birds Hill.