There are just over 2,100 people displaced in either Saskatoon, Prince Albert or with friends and family due to the wildfires and smoke near the communities of Pelican Narrows, Birch Portage, Jan Lake and Sandy Bay.
Deanna Valentine with Emergency Social Services said 2,117 are registered and 911 are in Saskatoon, with most at the Henk Reyes Soccer Centre, and the rest at hotels, with friends or family or camping.
With school starting next week, there are questions as to how it is all going to work with students and teachers displaced.
Valentine said in discussions with the Prince Albert Grand Council, they won’t worry about next week, but if it goes beyond that, then arrangements will be made to bring in substitute teachers to Prince Albert and Saskatoon to areas where classrooms could be set up so the students could begin their school year.
Steve Roberts, Executive Director of Wildfire Management, said there are no new threats and crews have been able to gain significant control on the 3 fires.
The Granite fire is less than three kilometers from Pelican Narrows, but there is a fire boundary in place and sprinkler systems and no structures have burned.