Farmers across Saskatchewan are being urged to be ready for possible field fires during harvest this summer.
Provincial crops analyst Allie Noble says farmers should ensure they have a properly working fire extinguisher on their combine.
She says this week’s hot dry weather poses a higher risk of field fires and farmers need to be ready.
So far this summer, she says there have not been many wildfires.
Noble says some farmers take water tanks with fire hoses to the field in case of a wild fire.
Last fall, wildfires killed 700 cattle and burned over 85 thousand acres of pasture and crop in south and western Saskatchewan.