Saskatchewan Wildfire Management has updated the status of the 20PA-ENGLISH fire, placing it back to Not Contained.
Update May 18th 2020, 1:20 PM
The 20PA-ENGLISH fire is now approximately 28,864 hectares (71,324 acres/111 square miles) in size.
Update: May 15th, 2020 – 9:45 am
As of Friday morning, the Fort à la Corne fire has now reached an estimated 5,303 hectares. The fire has more than doubled in size in the past 24 hours. This puts the 20PA-ENGLISH fire at about four times the size of the 2015 Torch River Forest fire.
Update: May 14th 2:30 pm
The size of the 20PA-ENGLISH fire is now listed at 2,500 hectares, double the size it was yesterday.
Update May 14th 3:35 pm
“Due to strong winds, the Fort de la Corne fire jumped the fire guard at 11:30 this morning. The fire is estimated to be 2,500 hectares in size. The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is responding to the fire with dozers, ground crews, helicopters and air tankers. All efforts are being made to protect the values in the area.” – Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
As of Thursday afternoon, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency had notified Rio Tinto, though no official evacuation for the Diamond mine operations has been ordered at this time.
Further updates to come
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