Cleary says the majority of the fires in Saskatchewan are man-made, and urges residents to use caution.
Garnet Matchett, Director of Operations for Health Emergency Management says smoke conditions in northern Saskatchewan aren’t too concerning yet.
“We did have smoke come into La Loche as predicted. Last night at about 7:00 p.m., the visibility was pretty good and it wasn’t too much of a problem.”
Matchett says they will continue to monitor the air quality and update medical health officers and regional health authorities.
The government of Alberta has yet to put in a formal request for mutual aid assistance with the province of Saskatchewan.
Cleary says if they do, the province has taken the proper steps to prepare emergency shelters.
“They can be set up very quickly. All the supplies are ready to go, and all the volunteers are ready to go through the Red Cross and other agencies.”
The province of Alberta is asking any evacuees entering Saskatchewan to register with the Canadian Red Cross, so they can follow up with them in the next coming weeks.