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

Two Small Wildfires at James Smith-Updated Aug 22

UPDATE: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 The two small fires on James Smith were listed by Wildfire management as “Out” as of August 21st, 2017. The fire to the north, 17PA-JSIR01, was shown to be 4.1 hectares and the smaller one closer to the community, 17PA-JSIR02, remained listed at 0.5 hectares. 2 small wildfires were detected Saturday, August […]

Harding Fire Subdued

Contributed by Kole Riemer
August 2, 2017 Contributed by Kole Riemer

17LF-HARDING – Status as of August 15th, 2017

Though currently listed as Not Contained, the fire is subdued and will be re-evaluated later today, according to Lyle Prokopetz, Forest Protection Officer for Lower Fishing Lake Forest Protection Base. The fire is currently mapped as covering 1,885 hectares (approximately 4,658 acres) and there are 50 firefighters, 2 helicopters, and one water truck continuing to fight the fire.

Since July 31st, no residences were affected, though one trapper’s cabin was lost during the initial stages of the fire.

July 31, 2017

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