As firefighters in B.C continue to fend off flames that threaten communities in the province, Saskatchewan’s wildfire situation is well below the five year average.
Although 19 wildfires were reported over the weekend, the Provincial Fire Centre Manager at the Wildfire Management Branch Dennis Trueman said 144 wildfires have been reported so far this year, compared to the average of 345.
The 20 wildfires burning in Saskatchewan were caused by lightning, but with a hot and sunny weekend coming up, Trueman says people need to be careful if they choose to light a fire.
Trueman said there are two wildfires considered “not-contained” in northern Saskatchewan, but no structures have been destroyed.
He added they will be prepared if more fires begin over the weekend.