UPDATE: RM of Nipawin Fire Ban in Effect87 of those 90 fires have been identified as caused by humans, 2 are still undetermined and one, located near the region of last year’s Granite fire along Hwy 106, is the first lightning caused fire of the season. As of 7 am Monday, May 07, 2018, 12 fires are currently active in the province with 7 contained, 2 ongoing assessment and 3 not contained. The three not contained include the 50 hectare Tearing fire near Cumberland House, the 4.5 hectare 18BN-SAWMILL fire near Buffalo Narrows and the 6.8 hectare 18WY-BHPP01 fire at Christopher Lake. (Note: As of 9:00 am, one of the three fires listed has been updated as contained, though which of three it was is not yet available)
High and Extreme Fire Hazards in most of the Province of SaskatchewanDespite the flooding experienced in select areas of the province, the Fire Weather Index (WFI) shows High and Extreme fire risks for a good portion of the province. Fire departments around the area are working hard to raise awareness of the current conditions.
Report a WildfireCall 1-800-9660 or 911 to report a wildfire.
RESOURCESReport Your Controlled Burns: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/fire-safety/controlled-burns-and-grass-fires#controlled-burns
Report a controlled burn anywhere in the province.
The number is answered 24/7 – 365 days.If you plan to burn in or within 4.5 kilometres of the provincial forest during the wildfire season (April 1 to October 31), you may also need a burn notification number. These are available from the Ministry of Environment’s Wildfire Management Forest Protection Offices. Report Grass Fires (TIP: It tells you to CALL 911) https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/fire-safety/controlled-burns-and-grass-fires#grass-fires
For Updates;Nipawin Fire Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nipawin-Fire-652051948179373/ Carrot River Fire Rescue Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/carrotriverfire/ Wildfire in Saskatchewan: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/wildfire-in-saskatchewan
Get the latest wildfire information. Check fire hazards and get smoke information for the province. Request wildfire assistance.Canadian Wildland Fire Information System: http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/home