Extremely dry conditions west of Regina have prompted the RM of Pense and the town of Pense to issue a ban on open fires effective Tuesday.
The RM says the ban is in effect till further notice, while the town of Pense has the fire ban in effect until the end of August.
All open flame fires are banned except natural gas and propane barbecues are allowed to be in use.
A fire ban has also been put in place in Moose Jaw as well as the RM of Lake of the Rivers near Assiniboia.
A fire ban has also been imposed in several parks due to dry conditions including Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills, Danielson, Douglas and Saskatchewan Landing provincial parks and surrounding recreation sites.