The Saskatchewan Environment Ministry has issued a ban on all open fires south of the Churchill River to the U.S Border due to the dry conditions.
The ban is for all provincial crown land, burn notification areas and provincial parks and recreation sites within the ban area.
This includes Clearwater River, and Lac La Ronge Provincial parks but not Cypress Hills.
No open fires or fireworks are permitted for the duration of the ban. Self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane firepits, or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox will be permitted for cooking and heating purposes during the ban.
The fire ban is effective immediately and will stay in place until the Ministry of Environment rescinds the order.