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July 4, 2015 at 1 p.m.

WILDFIRE HAZARDS PERSIST IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN

Travel not recommended in many northern areas; fire ban in place for all of northern Saskatchewan.

Due to extreme wildfire hazards in northern Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Environment continues to recommend no non-essential travel to areas affected by wildfires, including the La Ronge, La Loche and Pinehouse areas.

Communities Affected by Wildfires

  • Fire has impacted structures in the communities of Montreal Lake, Weyakwin and Wadin Bay; provincial agencies are working  today to confirm impacts and notify property owners.
  • Fifty-one communities are under full or partial evacuation due to wildfire threat or smoke. 
  • All wildfires in the full response community zone (within 20 km of a community) are being actioned with all available resources. 
  • Increasing smoke today is challengng firefighters, limiting the use of aircraft.
  • Highway access in wildfire areas may change rapidly. For information about highway and road closures, please visit the Highway Hotline at hotline.gov.sk.ca.

Daily Wildfire Report

Fire Ban in Provincial Forests and Parks

Smoke, Air Quality and Health

If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please contact the ministry’s Client Service Office at 1-800-567-4224.



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