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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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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Leko’s Conservation Corner – Saskatchewan’s Diverse Species at Risk

We often concentrate on our most popular species of fish, wildlife and plant in these columns. In Saskatchewan, there are 67 fish species, 414 bird species and 91 mammal species. I am not even touching amphibian, reptile or plant and fungi species. Read more about Leko’s Conservation Corner – Saskatchewan’s Diverse Species at Risk

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

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

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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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