Since the start of May there has been 190 grass fires in Saskatchewan. That should give you an idea of just how dry things are out there, and the dry warm weather will continue through this weekend.
The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has given an update on the fires currently burning in Saskatchewan. The biggest concern is the “Loco Fire” which is burning between the community of La Loche and the Clearwater River Dene First Nation. Wednesday, people from the first nation began leaving the community with the concern road access could be cut off.
Last night, people in La Loche began boarding buses to take them to Regina where there will be housed temporarily. The fire itself is about 286 hectares in size, and the good news is it hasn’t grown in size in the last 36 hours.
No homes or infrastructure have been damaged so far.
There is another fire north of the Battlefords that is threatening the Moosomin First Nation and the nearby Saulteaux First Nation. People in those areas are on alert, but no mandatory evacuation order has been given.
People are reminded to be careful with fire, and to follow any local or regional fire bans that are put in place.