Some big lessons were learned from prairie wildfires in western Saskatchewan last month.
An eyewitness delivered a gripping account of some of the events at the APAS annual meeting in Regina Wednesday.
APAS director Don Connick says tillage equipment was critical in setting up fireguards to battle the blaze.
He adds onlookers were a concern, overloading cell phone towers.
“There were all sorts of curious onlookers that drove there in their vehicles,” Connick said. “It turned out they congested roads and got in the way. And in one case, got very close to becoming very seriously injured.”
Connick says it is important for everyone to have an emergency plan in place.
APAS has asked for government support for those affected by the wildfires, which killed 750 cattle and burned 85 thousand acres of pasture.