A huge grass fire flared up again Wednesday, after being sparked by a swather near Glentworth on Monday.
The fire southwest of Assiniboia consumed over 35 hundred acres of grassland on Monday.
The administrator of the RM of Waverley at Glentworth, Deidre Nelson, says local residents battled the blaze for over six hours.
She says the winds died down and a water bomber from Prince Albert helped put out the fire, but it flared up again.
“It flared up this morning, Nelson said. “The fire department has been there over two days watching for hot-spots. Our fire department is back there today and the local ranchers are down there too.”
Nelson says fence lines were destroyed and cattle were scattered by the blaze.
She says over 500 volunteers from neighboring communities helped battle the fire on Monday.
In the meantime. there has been no significant growth in the fires that are affecting communities in the province’s northeast. The provincial coordinator for Emergency Social Services says the evacuation registrations have levelled off as well.
There are 858 people registered in Saskatoon and 16-hundred-57 in Prince Albert. Along with the 161 staying at the Henk Reyes Soccer Centre, Deanna Valentine says there are also people who visit there for their meals.
The safety of the evacuees and the surrounding community is a priority.
“We’re working with the Red Cross and the Saskatoon Police Service and private security,” Valentine said. “We have all of those on site, round the clock, to ensure the safety of residents at the shelter. And the ensure the safety of neighbouring communities.”
Valentine says the people at the soccer centre are those with no health concerns.
The 515 staying at Saskatoon hotels are babies, pregnant moms, seniors, people with health conditions and their families.