About 300 personnel are fighting fires in northern Saskatchewan and still under direct threat are Jan Lake, Birch Portage and Tyrell Lake.
Deanna Valenine, the provincial Co-ordinator for Emergency Social Services said buses leaving both Saskatoon and Prince Albert will run until all evacuees who are cleared by health to go home, get home.
The plan right now is also to open the school on Monday in Pelican Narrows.
With the new school year underway Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has been trying to provide instruction to children evacuated to Prince Albert and Saskatoon.
The Wilkins Fire is now listed as contained and they have made good progress on containing high priority areas of the Preston and Granite fires.
There has been no infrastructure loss in the communities affected by northern wildfires.
Duane McKay with Emergency Management and Fire Safety said relative-humidity values have been increasing but that actually causes an inversion in terms of weather and means continuing issues with dense smoke in the air.
It’s the downside of the cooler weather which is helping them fight fires.
To that end he says they have established air purification systems in Sandy Bay, Pelican Narrows and Deschambault Lake, into their community centres and schools, to offer respite from the smoke for returning evacuees.