Wildfire

Tearing Fire Near Cumberland House Contained at 211 Hectares, New Fire Under Assessment South of Hudson Bay

The fire southeast of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, called 18HB-TEARING, has now been listed as Contained, with the last surveyed area reported to be 211 hectares. Read more about Tearing Fire Near Cumberland House Contained at 211 Hectares, New Fire Under Assessment South of Hudson Bay

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Total Fire Ban Announced Due to Dry Conditions For Nipawin and Surrounding Communities

Due to extreme Fire Weather Index and extremely dry conditions, a total fire ban is now in effect for the following areas until further notice; Read more about Total Fire Ban Announced Due to Dry Conditions For Nipawin and Surrounding Communities

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RM of Nipawin Fire Ban in Effect

The first of the 2018 fire bans have begun with a notice from the Rural Municipality of Nipawin.

May 7, 2018 – Effective Immediately: The Rural Municipality of Nipawin No. 487 has declared a ban on all burning, including outdoor fire pits and solid fuel burning appliances. Read more about RM of Nipawin Fire Ban in Effect

Grass fire Source Joanne Francis/Nipawin News

Cumberland House Fire Largest Active Fire in 2018 at 182 Hectares (Updated)

The 2018 wildland fire season is well under way with 90 fires to date as of May 7th, 2018. The largest active fire is a 50 hectare fire burning approximately 8 km south east of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan. At 90 fires to date, the season is starting quickly compared to the 5 year average of 51 fires.

UPDATE: 18HB-TEARING Fire, Cumberland House – As of 2:50 pm Monday May 7th, 2018 is reported to be 182 hectares and still not contained.

See also: Tearing Fire Near Cumberland House Contained at 211 Hectares, New Fire Under Assessment South of Hudson Bay Read more about Cumberland House Fire Largest Active Fire in 2018 at 182 Hectares (Updated)

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The Postmen Expanding Volunteer Disaster Relief Program into Saskatchewan

Back in 2016, during the Fort McMurray wildfires, when evacuees fled the city in every direction, one man saw a need to help those not lucky enough to reach the evacuation centers. With hundreds of motorists stranded on highways running out of gas and food, Kristopher Kory Mercer, decided to step up and do something about it. Read more about The Postmen Expanding Volunteer Disaster Relief Program into Saskatchewan

Hall Lake Man Ordered to Pay More Than $41,000 for Starting Wildfires

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment News Release – November 24, 2017

A Hall Lake man was recently sentenced in La Ronge provincial court for intentionally lighting several fires on the outskirts of his community. Read more about Hall Lake Man Ordered to Pay More Than $41,000 for Starting Wildfires

Northeast Wildfire Updates for Sept 7, 2017

Harding Fire – The Harding fire is classed as contained, with no expectation of the fire growing and no hot spots at this time. While heavy equipment has demobilized, one helicopter and a small ground crew remain to monitor it and the fire is not a fire of concern. The Harding fire was last mapped at 2,203 hectares.
Gull Fire – (Heritage Lake area) Fire – First detected on September 1st at 3:10 pm, the Gull fire was very small and quickly contained the same day and was mapped at 0.8 hectares. Though it’s status is still classed as contained, this fire is also of no concern and crews continue to monitor it. As of Sept 7, no hot spots have been reported.


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Fires of Concern grow to over 86,000 Hectares, Fire Ban Still in Effect

The Ministry of Environment indicated in an update on September 1, 2017, at 4:15 p.m. they are directing almost all provincial wildfire fighting resources to several fires in the Pelican Narrows area, including an incident command team, air tankers, crews, heavy equipment and helicopters. No community structures or critical infrastructure have been reported burned by the wildfires at this time. Read more about Fires of Concern grow to over 86,000 Hectares, Fire Ban Still in Effect